58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

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

5
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, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online travel route planner .

Brisbane to Fraser Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In February, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip builder app .

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, flight, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning app .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Port Douglas.

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 Feb 10 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

Find out how to plan Perth trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In February, Perth is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Lake Claremont, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Three Capes Track in Port Arthur, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Three Capes Track, Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, get curious at Questacon, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and have some family-friendly fun at Axxe.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Canberra are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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. Step out of Leura to go to Bilpin and see Bilpin Cider Company, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Leura day trip planning app .

You can drive from Canberra to Leura in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Leura when traveling from Canberra in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, South Lawson Waterfall Circuit, Hargraves Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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 Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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