59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 15 min
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
7
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
12
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge, and get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip tool.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach, Tranquility Falls, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, make a splash at Cairns Wake park, and admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Edge Hill, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 Birrabeen, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Fraser Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

5
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.
Mooloolaba is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, cool off at Aqua Fun Park, and kick back and relax at Stumers Creek.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Headland Golf Club, Thrill Hill Waterslide, Aqua Fun Park, Aussie World
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately Brisbane away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast tour planner.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
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.
On the 6th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and finally trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Lake Wallace (in Wallerawang). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, Head underground at Jenolan Caves, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
nights
Melbourne

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Melbourne Beach, get your game on at Zero Latency, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Katoomba in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Colonnades, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, and find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cowes trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Flynns Beach, YCW Beach
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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