59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Uluru, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 32.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 8.5 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Melbourne — 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Melbourne are cooler (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Sydney — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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 beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Blackheath.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Blackheath — 4 nights

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate, trek along Grand Canyon track, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blackheath road trip app.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Blackheath, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

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 Ned's Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Settlement Beach, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Lord Howe Island with the Route module. Traveling from Blackheath to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Brisbane — 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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) and Caloundra RSL Military Display (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 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. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to K'gari, relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fraser Island online tour planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Hervey Bay — 4 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get out of town with these interesting Hervey Bay side-trips: Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Kalki Moon Distilling Company), Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park) and Australian Adventure Park (in Burrum Heads). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and take in the waterfront at The Pier.

Planning Hervey Bay trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 5 hours. In October in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands, step aboard Whitsunday Passage, and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hervey Bay in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Cairns — 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns holiday app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.
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Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

Perth — 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin in the Fields Anglican Church, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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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