58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Wollongong
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
13
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at William Ricketts Sanctuary and Art Gallery of Ballarat. For shopping fun, head to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden or SpellBox. Venture out of the city with trips to Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder tool .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Geelong, Brighton Beach, St Augustine's Church, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 22:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

4
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.
Get outdoors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and ANZAC Parade Walk. Visit Lanyon Homestead and Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River), Batemans Marine Park (in Batemans Bay) and Bungendore (Bungendore Wood Works Gallery & Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get some fabulous bargains at Canberra Outlet Centre, examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in June since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bungendore, Batemans Marine Park, Tortured Gum Brewery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, then see the interesting displays at The Australian Motorlife Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wollongong trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Canberra to Wollongong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, Wollongong is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
The Australian Motorlife Museum ©
The Australian Motorlife 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Leura Mall (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through The Giant Stairway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool .

Getting from Wollongong to Sydney by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura Mall, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 5th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and then see the interesting displays at The Slim Dusty Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Slim Dusty Centre
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, play a few rounds at Bonville Golf Resort, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and finally view the masterpieces at National Cartoon Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour road trip planning tool .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bonville Golf Resort ©
Bonville Golf Resort
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum. Head to Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective and Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shopfor some retail therapy. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point) and Pippi Beach (in Yamba). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arakwal National Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pippi Beach, Hastings Point Headland, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach

7
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Marcoola Beach. Do your shopping at State Library Of Queensland and Noosa Chocolate Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caboolture, Mooloolaba, Mount Coolum, Caloundra Lighthouses, Kawana Shoppingworld
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bond Store Museum and Customs House Interpretive Centre. Go for a jaunt from Hervey Bay to Maryborough to see Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, take an in-depth tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, pause for some photo ops at Mary Poppins Statue, and don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip builder tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum ©
Bond Store Museum ©
Bond Store Museum

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Farnborough Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Spring Head Lookout.

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

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Yeppoon in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Spring Head Lookout ©
Spring Head Lookout

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Big On Shoes (Formerly Known As Fredericks Showcase Space), then hike along Sandfly Creek Walkway, then identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds, and finally examine the collection at Melba House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackay road trip planning tool .

Getting from Yeppoon to Mackay by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Mackay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Melba House
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Proserpine Museum, then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip planning website .

Getting from Mackay to Airlie Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Mackay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tropical Queensland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, and finally learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Alligator Falls Track, then browse the exhibits of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and then hike along Many Peaks Walking Track.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Townsville are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Alligator Falls Track, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio
Kissing Point Fort ©
Kissing Point Fort

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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.
Let the collections at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and The Crystal Caves capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Venture out of the city with trips to Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation & Granite Gorge Nature Park), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Wrights Lookout) and Etty Bay (in Innisfail). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder tool .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mareeba, Mossman, Kuranda, Tolga
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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