50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  31​h
Kakadu National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
Busselton
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
Norfolk Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
Manchester

2
days
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
On the 29th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

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Manchester, UK to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Kakadu National Park, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cable Beach and Broome Historical Museum. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kakadu National Park to Broome takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kakadu National Park to Broome. In October, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Busselton.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
days
Busselton

With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): meet the residents at Busselton Jetty. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, then explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Busselton in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Busselton

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Surfers Point, McLeod Creek Wines, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Cowaramup Bay, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse ©
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

3
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Busselton to Kangaroo Island in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Busselton to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

3
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Battery Point and Cape Raoul. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, stroll through Opossum Bay Beach, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Richmond Bridge, Opossum Bay Beach, Cape Raoul
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in November, plan for warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. November in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Step off the beaten path and head to Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. Spend the 22nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Alice Springs in November, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Herberton, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
days
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Crankmill, then steep yourself in history at The Barracks, then steep yourself in history at The Salthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Emily Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Guava, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Norfolk Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Norfolk Island takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get little chillier in Norfolk Island: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

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The Crankmill ©
The Crankmill
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay

3
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koala Hospital and Trial Bay Gaol. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and Innes Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip maker site .

Getting from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time (NFT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

4
days
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore hidden gems such as Cellito Beach and Elizabeth Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seal Rocks Lighthouse and Point Stephens Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newcastle online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in December, you will find days in Newcastle are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Elizabeth Beach, Tomaree Head, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Point Stephens Lighthouse
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

7
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Port Kembla Beach (in Wollongong). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Congwong Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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