58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip builder

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Manchester
+3
Train + Bus + Train + Fly:  23 h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Manchester

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Swan River and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip builder app.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In January, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell), Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Handmark Galleries.

Plan my trip to Hobart with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Nonesuch Distillery, Three Capes Track, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Narrow Neck Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katoomba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in January, Katoomba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

7
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aqua Park Bli Bli, Warner Bros. Movie World, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Whitsunday Island (Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, &more), Passage Peak (in Hamilton Island) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach day trip site.

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in February since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island, Passage Peak, Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

5
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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning app.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

Plan a Cape Tribulation trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Bloomfield Waterfall ©
Bloomfield Waterfall
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

6
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.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sugarworld Waterpark, Red Arrow Walk, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark

Similar Plans

60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe, Caribbean, Central America, United States, Canada, South Pacific, Asia, Africa & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Australia, United States & Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 59 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans