59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ventnor
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: London

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.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get great views at Elizabeth Quay.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Perth are warmer (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

Plan my trip to Melbourne with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ventnor: Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville) and Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders).

Plan my day in Ventnor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ventnor are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island, Newhaven, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ventnor to Katoomba with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ventnor in May: highs in Katoomba hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Lagoon Beach, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in Maleny, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip maker website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, take a tour of Maheno Wreck, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip site .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

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