51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Melbourne
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Canberra
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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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Bernacchi Tribute Sculptures.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Adelaide

— 6 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards & Kalleske Wines). Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and contemplate the long history of The Cedars.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in February; daily highs in Adelaide reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:

Perth

— 5 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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

Port Douglas

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Horseback Riding Tours & Cape Tribulation Beach). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Port Douglas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Perth to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:

Brisbane

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

Gold Coast

— 7 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain), Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail (in Ballina) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Cape Byron Walking Track). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 22:

Sydney

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Saint Bonaventure's Church (in Leura), Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Katoomba Falls) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Rats of Tobruk Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the next day, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

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Getting from Sydney to Canberra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 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.