57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
9
Pokolbin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Barcelona

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caversham Wildlife Park. We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour), Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks) and Back Beach (in Lancelin). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach and head off the coast to Penguin Island.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip planning site .

Barcelona, Spain to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Barcelona to Perth. While traveling from Barcelona, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Quinns Rocks Beach, Warnbro Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Penguin Island, Secret Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Agincourt Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Tranquility Falls, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

5
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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Balloon Rides. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Falls Track.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Townsville trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Alligator Falls Track
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Brisbane is little chillier than Townsville - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

1
night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tamborine Mountain trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Tamborine Mountain, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Gold Coast on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
Visit Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and Broken Head Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, stroll through Rainbow Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation builder website .

You can drive from Tamborine Mountain to Gold Coast in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

4
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caves Beach and Blacksmiths Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and Mistletoe Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Pokolbin side-trips: Catherine Hill Bay Beach (in Catherine Hill Bay), Jet Buzz Watersports (in Cams Wharf) and Krinklewood Vineyard (in Broke). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at GunDog Estate.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin road trip planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Pokolbin by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Pokolbin when traveling from Gold Coast in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caves Beach, Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Millbrook Estate, Krinklewood Vineyard, Petersons Wines
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Krinklewood Vineyard ©
Krinklewood Vineyard
Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Scarborough Wine Co ©
Scarborough Wine Co

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Seven Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wanda Beach (in Cronulla), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werri Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Raspins Beach and Kingston Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Hartzview Vineyard (in Gardners Bay) and Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville). On the 16th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Raspins Beach, Pelverata Falls Track, Hartzview Vineyard, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

6
nights
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 Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park and Admirals Arch will get you outdoors. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, stroll through Island Beach, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Blowhole Beach and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley) and Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, make a trip to Adelaide Oval, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Delamere, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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