54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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Exmouth
— 3 nights
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Drive to Onslow, Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Safaris. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and identify plant and animal life at Navy Pier Exmouth.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner.

Nuremberg, Germany to Exmouth is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nuremberg in May, with highs in Exmouth at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water Cruises and Motor Car Falls. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Exmouth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Exmouth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 14:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Visiting Uluru and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Melbourne Museum. Get in touch with nature at Wildlife Coast Cruises and St. Kilda Beach. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Newhaven, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, visit Degraves Street, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Leura

— 3 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls Lookout and Blue Mountains. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leura travel website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Leura hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Sydney

— 6 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday builder site.

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island holiday website.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Indian Head.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island travel route planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 13 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Mooloolaba

— 3 nights
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Step out of the city life by going to Island Gondola and Mooloolaba Beach. Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Dicky Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Buderim Forest Park, stroll through Paradise Beach (Golden Beach Esplanade), and visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Airlie Beach

— 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Mooloolaba to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mooloolaba in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
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Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 17th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and then stroll through Thornton Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Daintree Entomological museum, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation road trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas attractions app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.