57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21​h
1
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
12
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
13
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: London

6
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Litchfield National Park and East Point Reserve. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner .

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Darwin, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Let the collections at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and The Crystal Caves capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Cove: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palm Cove route planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Palm Cove takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Palm Cove, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mareeba, Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Do your shopping at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Museum of Brisbane, & more) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Palm Cove to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Palm Cove - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Walking Track, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trial Bay Gaol and Roto House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Tacking Point Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, hike along Coastal walk, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Gold Coast in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Odd Mountain and Ambush Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Sydney route maker website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Nan Tien Temple, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

5
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Richmond Gaol, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart online road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum and Women's Museum of Australia (formerly National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame) & Old Alice Springs Gaol will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Road Transport Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Alice Springs sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. In July in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©

4
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.
Head to Wintjiri Arts + Museum and Walkatjara Artfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Relax by the water at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip builder site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Albany: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Bunbury Farmers Market and Gabriel Chocolate. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Margaret River trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Bunbury Farmers Market
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turquoise Bay and Yardie Creek. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Exmouth trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In August in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Broome Historical Museum and Japanese Cemetery. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and make a trip to Gantheaume Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner .

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Exmouth in August: highs in Broome hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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