57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  25 h
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 8 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  10 h
3
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 30 min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
5
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
9
Noosa
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
10
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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 Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Step off the beaten path and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and City Park. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

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

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Platypus House, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: The Neck (in Bruny Island), Forestvale Design Centre (in Alonnah) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bruny Island, Taranna, Remarkable Cave, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 27:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River) and Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest, Great Ocean Walk, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Kennet River Koala Walk
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Australian Red Gum Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning website.

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

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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.
Let the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Castelli Cellar Door and Vancouver Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks). There's lots more to do: stroll through Little Beach, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

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 Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
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 Hartley Street School Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, examine the collection at The Residency, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Alice Springs takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Alice Springs is 1.5 hours. In January, Alice Springs is somewhat warmer than Albany - with highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

6
nights
Darwin

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Star Village. Appreciate the collections at Darwin Aviation Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). The adventure continues: cool off at Darwin Waterfront, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, stroll around Leanyer Recreation Park, and make a trip to Parliament House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin attractions app.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in January, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

4
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
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 Birdworld Kuranda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and learn about winemaking at Golden Drop Mango Winery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
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: Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach), Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, explore the activities along Noosa River, 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 8 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

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mount Coolum, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kondalilla Falls, The Original Eumundi Markets
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
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.
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 6 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

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

5
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.
National Portrait Gallery and Old Parliament House will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Blundells Cottage. When in Canberra, make a side trip to see Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery in Bungendore, approximately Bungendore away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, view the masterpieces at Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Australia.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, you will find days in Canberra are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (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

Side Trips

Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©

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