54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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54 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Woolgoolga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Warners Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Sydney
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Wollongong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Adaminaby
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Bright
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

12
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Head to Queen Street Mall and Relove Oxleyfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Point Cartwright). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caboolture, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 27:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Byron Bay Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Brisbane in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, then learn about all things military at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Bowraville Folk Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Boambee Creek Reserve, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and then identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Woolgoolga.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bowraville, Two Tails Wines, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Boambee Creek Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum

1
night
Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga ©
Woolgoolga is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), play a few rounds at Woolgoolga Golf Course and then get into the urban bustle at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Woolgoolga travel itinerary planner .

Woolgoolga is just a short distance from Coffs Harbour. In July, daily temperatures in Woolgoolga can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Woolgoolga

Golf Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum, then contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Slim Dusty Centre. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Googik heritage Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain.

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Getting from Woolgoolga to Port Macquarie by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Woolgoolga in July: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Warners Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

North Brother Mountain, The Slim Dusty Centre
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

1
night
Warners Bay

Warners Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Kotara, go for a walk through Mount Sugarloaf, then view the masterpieces at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, and finally walk around Speers Point Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Warners Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Warners Bay by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warners Bay, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Warners Bay

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Speers Point Park, Westfield Kotara, Mount Sugarloaf, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sugarloaf ©
Mount Sugarloaf
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery ©
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Westfield Kotara ©
Westfield Kotara

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Giant Stairway, & more), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Palm Beach (Palm Beach & Barrenjoey Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, trek along Cronulla Beach Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Warners Bay to Sydney takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Palm Beach, Manly, Tamarama Beach, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at HARS Aviation Museum, then grab your bike and head to Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track, then take in the exciting artwork at Wollongong Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Illawarra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Kembla Beach, then let little ones run wild at Stuart Park, then enjoy the sea views from Flagstaff Point Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wollongong travel planning app .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Wollongong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

HARS Aviation Museum
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Illawarra ©
Lake Illawarra
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, then engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra road trip planning app .

You can drive from Wollongong to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Canberra is little chillier than Wollongong - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Adaminaby.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

1
night
Adaminaby

Adaminaby ©
Adaminaby is a small town near the Snowy Mountains north-west of Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eucumbene and then examine the collection at Snowy Scheme Museum.

Before you visit Adaminaby, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Adaminaby takes 2 hours. Traveling from Canberra in July, Adaminaby is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bright.

Things to do in Adaminaby

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Eucumbene ©
Lake Eucumbene
Snowy Scheme Museum ©
Snowy Scheme Museum

2
nights
Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. On the 23rd (Thu), trek along Valley View Walking Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Sew Bright Alpine Quilting, then take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk, and finally take some stellar pictures from Huggins Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then learn about winemaking at Alpine Cellars.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bright trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Adaminaby to Bright in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bright are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Bright

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting ©
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
Alpine Cellars ©
Alpine Cellars

1
night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
On the 25th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Maddens Rise, then admire the masterpieces at TarraWarra Museum of Art, then browse the exhibits of Healesville Glass Blowing Studio, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Watts River Brewing.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Healesville travel route planner.

You can drive from Bright to Healesville in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Healesville can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Maddens Rise
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
TarraWarra Museum of Art ©
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Maddens Rise ©
Maddens Rise
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio ©
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Brighton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Portsea (Point Nepean National Park & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder site .

Drive from Healesville to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong, Portsea, Ballarat, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, RAAF Museum
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 7:
Highlights from your plan
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

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