57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
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Broome — 3 nights

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cable Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park and Gantheaume Point. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Broome is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect nights in Broome to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Darwin.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Darwin — 4 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Magnetic Termite Mounds. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Florence Falls. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin journey builder.

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Broome in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Alice Springs — 2 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in September: highs in Alice Springs hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Astro Tour. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Lungkata Walk. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Port Douglas — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Daintree Discovery Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

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.
Get outdoors at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Trinity Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Spas (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:

Hervey Bay — 5 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Carlo Sand Blow. Step off the beaten path and head to Esplanade and Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park) and Hinkler Hall of Aviation (in Bundaberg). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, don't miss a visit to The Pier, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Hervey Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Hervey Bay is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Mooloolaba — 5 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Queensland Air Museum and Caloundra RSL Military Display will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Obi Boardwalk) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary app.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Mooloolaba by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Port Macquarie.
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Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:

Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Trial Bay Gaol and Roto House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Koala Hospital and Port Macquarie Camel Safari's. Go for a jaunt from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks to see Smoky Cape Lighthouse about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, hike along Coastal walk, and visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mooloolaba in October, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Sydney — 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visiting Blue Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Albany.
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Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Albany — 3 nights

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll explore and learn at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.
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Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Margaret River — 6 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Eagle Bay Brewery (in Dunsborough). On the 13th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Busselton Jetty, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and cruise along Caves Road.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River journey builder website.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:

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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