57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geelong
— 3 nights
2
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
3
Perth
— 5 nights
4
Dunsborough
— 4 nights
5
Augusta
— 3 nights
6
Albany
— 5 nights
7
Esperance
— 3 nights
8
Norseman
— 1 night
9
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 4 nights
10
Ceduna
— 1 night
11
Streaky Bay
— 1 night
12
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
13
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
14
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
15
Burra
— 2 nights
16
Cairns
— 6 nights
17
Sydney
— 6 nights

3
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geelong: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Sovereign Hill). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, indulge your thirst for a good beer at White Rabbit Brewery, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and stop by Mind Games.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Geelong travel route builder.

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Geelong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballarat, The Barwon Heads Golf Club, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

4
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Zuytdorp Cliffs, explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kalbarri route builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Geelong to Kalbarri takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Zuytdorp Cliffs
Zuytdorp Cliffs
Off-Road Tours
Island Rock & Natural Bridge ©
Island Rock & Natural Bridge

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately Fremantle away. Dedicate the 11th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, The Railway Museum, Zanthorrea Nursery, Red Dirt Photographic, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Explore Dunsborough's surroundings by going to Margaret River (Beer Tastings & Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, view the masterpieces at Tracie Anderson Ceramics, head outdoors with Climbing Naturaliste, and do a tasting at Carpe Diem Vineyards.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dunsborough online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Perth to Dunsborough takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Outdoors Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Busselton, Margaret River, Carpe Diem Vineyards
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Beer Tastings & Tours
Carpe Diem Vineyards ©
Carpe Diem Vineyards

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Augusta: Pemberton (D’Entrecasteaux National Park, Warren National Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, take in the waterfront at Augusta Boat Harbour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and examine the collection at Augusta Historical Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Augusta online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dunsborough to Augusta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pemberton
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
D’Entrecasteaux National Park ©
D’Entrecasteaux National Park
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Augusta Historical Museum ©
Augusta Historical Museum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Devils Slide (in Porongurup National Park) and Denmark (Prawn Rock Channel, Greens Pool, &more). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, view the masterpieces at Blush Retail Gallery, and grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany vacation builder app.

Drive from Augusta to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Devils Slide
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Esperance is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Great Ocean Drive, get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout, walk around Esperance Foreshore, and go for a walk through The Esplanade.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Norseman.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Anything & Everything Esperance ©
Anything & Everything Esperance

1
night
Norseman

Norseman ©
Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 726km east of Perth and 278m above sea level. On the 29th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave, thenpause for some photo ops at Norseman Statue, thenget great views at Beacon Hill Lookout, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Bromus Dam.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Norseman online journey maker.

You can drive from Esperance to Norseman in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Norseman

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave ©
Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave
Beacon Hill Lookout ©
Beacon Hill Lookout

4
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, Australia, located 595km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Goongarrie National Park. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Beaten Track Brewery, don't miss a visit to Heartwalk, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, and head outdoors with Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kalgoorlie-Boulder online tour planner.

Drive from Norseman to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie ©
Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie
Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields

1
night
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Arts Ceduna, hike along Encounter Walking Trail, thenexplore and take pictures at Head of Bight, and finally make a trip to Ceduna Jetty.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ceduna trip maker website.

You can drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Ceduna in 14.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Ceduna is 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Streaky Bay.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Head of Bight ©
Head of Bight
Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

1
night
Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay ©
Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. On the 4th (Fri), walk around Islands Caravan Park, thenexamine the collection at Great White Shark Replica, thensee the interesting displays at Streaky Bay National Trust Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Whistling Rocks and the Blowholes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Streaky Bay travel route planning website.

Drive from Ceduna to Streaky Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Streaky Bay

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Islands Caravan Park ©
Islands Caravan Park
Streaky Bay National Trust Museum ©
Streaky Bay National Trust Museum

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Port Lincoln is known for wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleaford Bay, and get engrossed in the history at Koppio Smithy Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Lincoln online journey planner.

You can drive from Streaky Bay to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Koppio Smithy Museum ©
Koppio Smithy Museum
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum ©
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

2
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, thenget great views at Water Tower Lookout, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens, stroll around Argadelles, and then explore the striking landscape at Warren Gorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Augusta trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Quorn
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout

3
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Get out of town with these interesting Flinders Ranges National Park side-trips: Hawker (Flinders Ranges National Park & Off-Road Tours) and Wangara Lookout (in Wilpena).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Flinders Ranges National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Burra.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawker, Wangara Lookout
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout

2
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Burra

Burra ©
Burra is a pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the mid-north of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, thentake an in-depth tour of Burra Town Hall, thensee the interesting displays at Burra Railway Station, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Burra Copper Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Paddys River Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burra Heritage Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Burra road trip site.

Drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Burra in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Burra

Parks Museums Trails
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Paddys River Falls ©
Paddys River Falls
Burra Railway Station ©
Burra Railway Station
Burra Town Hall ©
Burra Town Hall

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Burra to Cairns. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (The Road Builders Memorial, The Three Sisters, &more) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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