58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Wangetti
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Sydney

— 8 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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Palm Beach (Pittwater Kayak Tours & Palm Beach), Whale Beach (in Whale Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sydney Harbour National Park.

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Milwaukee, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Milwaukee to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 8:

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Wrest Point Casino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Hobart reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, shop like a local with Freycinet Marine Farm, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Melbourne

— 4 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, explore the activities along Yarra River, and don't miss a visit to Southbank.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay to see Great Ocean Road about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, and get all the information you need at Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

See even more of Melbourne: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take a stroll through Degraves Street, add some fun to your beach time Kayak Melbourne, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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

Fly from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

Cairns

— 4 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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wangetti.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Wangetti

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wangetti trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cairns to Wangetti in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 4th (Sat).
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cape Tribulation Beach and Four Mile Beach. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately Cape Tribulation away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, get a new perspective on things with Great Barrier Reef Charters, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel site.

Port Douglas is very close to Wangetti. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Brisbane

— 4 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.
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Gold Coast

— 4 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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, try to win big at The Star Gold Coast Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Sydney

— 9 nights

The Harbour City

See even more of Sydney: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, join in the after-dark buzz at Small Bar Erskine St, snap pictures at Spit Bridge, and experience the thrill of a live performance at Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 25:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.