50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
3
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
7
Katoomba
— 5 nights
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
9
Cowes
— 4 nights
10
Melbourne
— 5 nights
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
12
Perth
— 3 nights

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In February, Cairns is much hotter than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm & Horseback Riding Tours). Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours
Safaris

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore the activities along Lake Wabby, make a trip to K'gari, and trek along Fraser Island Great Walk.

Plan trip to Fraser Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around °C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Noosa to see Noosa National Park about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Noosa National Park
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Fri), hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenkick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, thenkick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

3
nights
Hobart

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

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

Traveling by flight from Katoomba to Hobart takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In March, Hobart is a bit cooler than Katoomba - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, head outdoors with The Nobbies, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cowes Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Cowes takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In March in Cowes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Newhaven, Pinnacles Lookout, Rhyll Jetty
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wineries Parks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and go for a walk through Mala Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately Fremantle away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, go for a walk through Queen Elizabeth Quay Bridge, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

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