51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Euston, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 7 nights
Fly
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Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Fly to Perth International Airport, Drive to Fremantle
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Fremantle
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glen Davis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 1 night
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Manchester

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Perth

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sorrento Quay Boardwalk, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Lancelin Sand Dunes, and other attractions. There's more to do: look for gifts at Twilight Hawkers Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip website.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Perth

Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Carnarvon

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Carnarvon Blowholes. On the 7th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then make a trip to One Mile Jetty, and finally don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kennedy Range National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carnarvon trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Perth to Carnarvon. Traveling from Perth in April, expect Carnarvon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

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Fremantle

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Fremantle Prison, identify plant and animal life at Penguin Island, and then stop by Bather's Beach Sunset Markets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Fremantle Round House and then examine the collection at WA Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fremantle trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carnarvon to Fremantle. In April, Fremantle is a bit cooler than Carnarvon - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, and then make a splash at Darwin Waterfront. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Paul Arnold Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

You can fly from Fremantle to Darwin in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Fremantle to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fremantle in April; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Venture Deeper. Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Night Markets.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Brisbane

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.
You've now added Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves to your itinerary. Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River will get you outdoors. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach), Harbour Town Premium Outlets (in Biggera Waters) and Robina Town Centre (in Robina). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sydney

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel planning website.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Glen Davis.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Glen Davis

Glen Davis is a village in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Glow Worm Tunnel to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and then Head underground at Glow Worm Tunnel.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glen Davis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Glen Davis takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for little chillier nights in Glen Davis, with lows around 11°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Glen Davis

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Canberra

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 27th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery, then pick up some local products at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Glen Davis to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Glen Davis in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Melbourne

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Head to South Melbourne Market and Royal Arcadefor some retail therapy. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at The Australian Natural Soap, browse the fresh offerings at Prahran Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning site.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, Melbourne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hobart

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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour itinerary builder.

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. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Aldinga Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then learn about winemaking at Schild Estate Wines. Keep things going the next day: stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Adelaide tour itinerary maker tool.

You can 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 difference when traveling from Hobart to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. In May, Adelaide is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Road Transport Hallf of Fame, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°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 Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Walkatjara Art Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with a short trip to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Perth on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Perth

City of Light

On the 17th (Fri), browse the different shops at Karrinyup Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, you will find days in Perth are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.