57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  26 h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
10
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Paris

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Territory Wildlife Park and Lameroo Beach. Get outdoors at East Point Reserve and Litchfield National Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

Discover how to plan a Darwin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Darwin is 8.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Lameroo Beach ©
Lameroo Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

7
nights
Cairns

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.
Relax by the water at Mission Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Atherton Tablelands and Skydiving. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Zillie Falls (in Millaa Millaa), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mission Beach, Trinity Beach, Zillie Falls, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

4
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visit Bulcock Beach and Noosa Main Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Peregian Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tropical Fruit World and Belongil Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Cape Byron Walking Track about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and stroll through Kurrawa Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Gold Coast fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Escape the urban bustle at Tomaree Head and Nobbys Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Scratchley and Blackbutt Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Pokolbin (Ivanhoe Wines, Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, &more), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nelson Bay). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle day trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Newcastle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Terrigal Beach, Off-Road Tours, Tomaree Head, Ernest Hill Wines
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Russell Falls and The Neck. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Constitution Dock and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip app.

Getting from Newcastle to Hobart by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Neck, Russell Falls, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
We've included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Daylesford and Boroka Lookout. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Spas (in Torquay), Halls Gap (Clematis Falls & The Pinnacle) and Stawell Gift Hall of Fame (in Stawell). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lorne Beach, explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, and admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Hobart to Ballarat in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Ballarat, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Halls Gap, Torquay, Lorne Beach, Lake Daylesford, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker site.

You can fly from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Greens Pool and Little Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Middleton Beach and Tree Top Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Castelli Cellar Door). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Great Southern Distilling Company, and enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Albany trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
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 Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River travel planning website.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Meelup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, Harmans Estate Winery and Distillery
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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