57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 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
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

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. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leura travel route planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Leura, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

Sydney — 6 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Leura in May, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach), Qld Luxury Car Rentals (in Gold Coast) and Seaview Art Gallery (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 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 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

Fraser Island — 6 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip maker website.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:

Cairns — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fraser Island in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip app.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Billabong.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 28:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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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