58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
11
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leura: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Perry's Lookdown.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leura trip website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Leura can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bilpin, South Lawson Waterfall Circuit, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, get your game on at Axxe, and engage your brain at Questacon.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner.

You can drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in February, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

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Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 24:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Pressing Matters (in Richmond) and Raspins Beach (in Orford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online trip builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Three Capes Track, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Raspins Beach
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, explore the activities along Swan River, and get to know the fascinating history of Fremantle History Walking Tour.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Perth driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Hobart to Perth in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Jindalba Boardwalk). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Macalister Brewing Company
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 19th (Thu), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Airlie Beach in March, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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