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
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Fly:  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
Fly:  10 h 15 min
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
7
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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
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, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thentrek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, 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
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
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, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, hike along Gubara, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
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. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Bloomfield Waterfall ©
Bloomfield Waterfall

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 still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Arrow Walk, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Edge Hill, Crystal Cascades, Sugarworld Waterpark, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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 Champagne Pools, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. 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: make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, stroll through Stumers Creek, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, and get your game on at Laserzone Sunshine Coast.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba tour itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Aussie World, Maroochydore Beach, Podie Pie, Stumers Creek
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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. Spend the 5th (Fri) 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.

For reviews, maps, 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, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, thenkick 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, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. 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). There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

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

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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 Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lake Wallace (in Wallerawang). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, stroll through Grand Canyon track, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba travel route planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. February in Katoomba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Lake Wallace, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Katoomba in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. 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
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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: get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Rock Beach, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf.

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

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Phillip Island, YCW Beach, Flynns 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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