57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
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Cairns — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Cape Tribulation — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, shop like a local with Daintree Entomological museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Port Douglas — 6 nights

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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder tool.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, and stroll through Mamukala Billabong.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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 National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Brisbane — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Maxwells Skin & Body Clinic) and Qld Luxury Car Rentals (in Gold Coast). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online day trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Sydney — 7 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Leura.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 6:

Leura — 6 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Leura: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, learn the secrets of beer at TCP Day Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leura driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, Leura is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 18th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Exmouth.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

Exmouth — 2 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth online trip maker.

Fly from Melbourne to Exmouth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Exmouth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Exmouth is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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