59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
London

6
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Popular historic sites such as Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint are in your itinerary. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard & Olive Farm Wines), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Herne Hill (The House of Honey & Talijancich Wines). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, savor the flavors at 3000 Grapes, get to know the fascinating history of Bennett Brook Railway, and identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth online visit planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Malaga, Herne Hill, Millendon, Whiteman, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip site .

Getting from Perth to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Fraser Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, Fraser Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Blackheath.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

4
days
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Lennox Bridge are in your itinerary. Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hartley Historic Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blackheath travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Blackheath with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Blackheath, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lennox Bridge
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village
Lennox Bridge ©
Lennox Bridge

9
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.
The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach and then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

8
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much hotter days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

7
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.
Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 18th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, stop by Luminous Lights, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

5
days
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 out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Myall Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Port Douglas.

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

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
days
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kakadu National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Kakadu National Park in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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