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
Bus to Perth, Fly to Brussels

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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach and don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point.

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Defence of Darwin Experience and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Broome in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, 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-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Lungkata Walk. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, make a trip to Uluru, and surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 Opal Reef. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Agincourt Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 Billy Tea Safaris. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to 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 Esplanade. Step off the beaten path and head to Carlo Sand Blow and Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park) and Bundaberg (Hinkler Hall of Aviation & Bundaberg Rum Distillery). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at The Pier, see Off-Road Tours, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Hervey Bay reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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 Marcoola Beach. Queensland Air Museum and Caloundra RSL Military Display will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Obi Boardwalk). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bulcock Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Mount Coolum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba tour 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, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. 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: hike along Coastal walk, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Port Macquarie Camel Safari's.

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 Clovelly Beach. Visiting Blue Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). 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 Kangaroo Island Spirits. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island itinerary planning website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to 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 The Gap and Natural Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Walpole to see Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In November, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive 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), Eagle Bay Brewery (in Dunsborough) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). 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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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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