57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 6 nights
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
3
Brighton
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
5
Manly
— 3 nights
6
Bondi
— 1 night
7
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
8
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
9
Brisbane
— 6 nights
10
Palm Cove
— 5 nights
11
Cairns
— 10 nights

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scitech and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Perth Mint and Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, and take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary maker website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Perth is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Trigg, City Beach, Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, Matilda Bay Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Scitech ©
Scitech
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at The Mill Markets and Melbourne Central. Step off the beaten path and head to St Paul's Cathedral and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, &more) and Daylesford (Passing Clouds Winery & Bookbarn). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, stop by Degraves Street, and browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 24:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, walk around Dendy Park, and then walk around Landcox Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, make a trip to Brighton Bathing Boxes, thenkick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Foreshore Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brighton online visit planner.

Brighton is very close to Melbourne. December in Brighton sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary ©
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Foreshore Reserve ©
Foreshore Reserve

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to King Street and Hyde Park. Do your shopping at The Rocks Markets and Opal Minded. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Blue Mountains Cultural Centre & Prince Henry Cliff Walk) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brighton to Sydney. Traveling from Brighton in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Queenscliff Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shelly Beach and Fairlight Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Collins Flat Beach, stop by Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manly trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Manly in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bondi.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Fairlight Beach ©
Fairlight Beach

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
On the 6th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Waverley Cemetery, thenkick back and relax at Bronte Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sam Fiszman Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bondi holiday planner.

Drive from Manly to Bondi in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Waverley Cemetery, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sam Fiszman Park ©
Sam Fiszman Park
Waverley Cemetery ©
Waverley Cemetery

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre or Sanctuary Markets. Visit Kirra Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: You and Bamboo (in Bogangar), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip planner.

Fly from Bondi to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

You and Bamboo, Tropical Fruit World, Big Prawn, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

1
night
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 13th (Wed), have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach.

Plan a trip to North Stradbroke Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Amity Point Beach ©
Amity Point Beach
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum ©
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum

6
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West End and Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Maritime Museum and St Helena Island National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach, see the interesting displays at Old Government House, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route website.

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Brisbane takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Helena Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End
St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island National Park

5
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Coffee Works Port Douglas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Cove: Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery & Birdworld Kuranda), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas Court House Museum, &more) and Golden Drop Mango Winery (in Biboohra). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Palm Cove takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Palm Cove can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Rex Lookout, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

10
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.
Do your shopping at Rusty's Market and Cairns Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, explore the striking landscape of Curtain Fig National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

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

Cairns is just a short distance from Palm Cove. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Edge Hill, Atherton, Millaa Millaa Falls, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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