58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  28 h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
14
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Darwin is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Darwin, you'll lose 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: highs in Darwin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Museums Nature

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Mamukala Billabong. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, get great views at Bukbukluk Lookout, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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 Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Ngarru Gallery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mossman) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Elizas Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Douglas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: trek along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tolga Historical Society and Museum and Bones and Jones. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cattana Wetlands, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, Tolga Historical Society and Museum
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Visit Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Mapleton Observatory and Yandina Historic House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre (in Eumundi). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba day trip site.

You can fly from Cairns to Mooloolaba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Mooloolaba is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Buderim, Eumundi, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc.
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Art Gallery and Qld MotorSport Museum. Popular historic sites such as Fingal Head Lighthouse and Miegunyah House Museum are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Qld MotorSport Museum, Warner Bros. Movie World, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Opera House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Albion Park Rail (HARS Aviation Museum & Historical Aircraft Restoration Society). Next up on the itinerary: visit The Rocks, get a new perspective on nature at Australian Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shellharbour
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
The National Pass and Hartley Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong) and Hartley Historic Village (in Little Hartley). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lithgow, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Hartley Historic Site, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then have some family-friendly fun at Axxe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Sovereign Hill and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat, approximately Ballarat away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn something new at The Johnston Collection, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ballarat
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Langmeil Winery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cedars and Adelaide Oval. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Old Oval Estate, Home of Fork in the Road Wines), Greenock (Greenock Aviation Museum & Kalleske Wines) and Oakbank (O'Leary Walker Wines Adelaide Hills & Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, browse the collection at State Library of South Australia, explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Hans Heysen Art Studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Hahndorf, Greenock, Oakbank, Langmeil Winery
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Turquoise Bay, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip maker website.

You can fly from Adelaide to Exmouth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Exmouth is minus 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in October; daily highs in Exmouth reach 39°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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