56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Perth
— 3 nights
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
6
Katoomba
— 4 nights
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
8
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
9
Noosa
— 4 nights
10
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
12
Daintree
— 3 nights
13
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
14
Darwin
— 1 night

3
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

Paris, France to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Perth to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spas, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Food Tours
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

3
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart route maker website.

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Katoomba road trip planning app.

You can fly from Hobart to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in January, with highs in Katoomba at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, South Lawson Waterfall Circuit
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately Brisbane away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Mooloolaba Beach, &more) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, and stroll through Indian Head.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Annie's at the Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip website.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Annie's at the Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

3
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Elizas Gallery, thenadmire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and then tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Daintree journey planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Daintree in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

5
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yurmikmik Walks, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Daintree to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Daintree to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin day trip site.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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