56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
11
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama Blowhole, Wentworth Falls, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Trial Bay Gaol and Roto House. There's much more to do: stroll through Coastal walk, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

5
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.
Visiting Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Heads Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay), Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Gold Coast hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
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.
Let the collections at KickArts Contemporary Arts and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns capture your imagination. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Agincourt Reef & Safaris) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Get some historical perspective at Japanese Cemetery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Broome by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Take a break from the city and head to Greens Pool and Tree Top Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Elephant Rocks (in Denmark) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). The adventure continues: stroll through Little Beach, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany sightseeing website .

Getting from Broome to Albany by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Broome in February, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Albany: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

5
nights
Margaret River

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Hamelin Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Meelup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, cruise along Caves Road, and do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Margaret River vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Cape Grace Wines, Bunker Bay
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online vacation builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
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2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, then learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, then learn about winemaking at Whistle Post Wines, and finally see the interesting displays at Glencoe Woolshed.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. March in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Glencoe Woolshed
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps, make a trip to The Grotto, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

Plan a Port Campbell trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route app .

Getting from Port Campbell to Coles Bay by combination of bus, train, flight, and car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, St Columba Waterfall, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
Hobart

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Fri) at Maria Island National Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart tour planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, The Neck, Maria Island National Park, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 27:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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