57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 8 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Bus to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Train to Oats St Bus Stn Stand 1, Fly to Alice Springs
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Canberra
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Launceston

— 4 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Step off the beaten path and head to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point), Devil's Corner Cellar Door (in Apslawn) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around City Park, contemplate the long history of The Old Umbrella Shop, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Launceston is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Launceston, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you will find days in Launceston are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Hobart

— 8 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Let the collections at Richmond Gaol and MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA capture your imagination. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Forestvale Design Centre (in Alonnah), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 27:

Port Campbell

— 5 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Mariners Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk) and Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, get great views at Twelve Apostles, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, and make a trip to The Grotto.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum and Australian Red Gum Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, stop by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island holiday maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Albany

— 4 nights
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.
Let the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at National Anzac Centre and Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Castelli Estate Cellar Door, Greens Pool, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Little Beach, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Albany tour builder site.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Alice Springs

— 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum and The Residency. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Alice Springs in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Albany to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albany in January; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Darwin

— 6 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Explore hidden gems such as Territory Wildlife Park and Wave Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, stroll around Leanyer Recreation Park, and admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip planning website.

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in January, expect nights in Darwin to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Port Douglas

— 4 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 off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Golden Drop Mango Winery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, experience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour planner.

Fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Port Douglas to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:

Port Macquarie

— 4 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Roto House. Visit Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Port Macquarie Historic Court House for their historical value. When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, approximately South West Rocks away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Coastal walk, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, get to know the resident critters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Port Macquarie can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Canberra

— 5 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
National Museum of Australia and Blundells Cottage will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Parliament House and Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery. When in Canberra, make a side trip to see Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Paddys River, approximately Paddys River away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, view the masterpieces at Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

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.