52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 9 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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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.
You've added Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney Cricket Ground, Coogee Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Milwaukee, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 16 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Milwaukee in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Blue Mountains National Park

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
Highlights from your trip

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Sydney

The Harbour City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Palm Beach as well as West Head lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Whale Beach (in Whale Beach). See even more of Sydney: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Freycinet National Park as well as Three Capes Track. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Port Arthur (Government Farm, Port Arthur Historic Site, &more) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route 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. In January, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Melbourne By Foot, Kayak Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena, and other attractions. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You've added Rainforestation Nature Park, Barron Falls, Crystal Cascades, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and make a trip to Green Island.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Cairns at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre and Cape Tribulation Beach. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Diwan to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Suncorp Stadium, The Star Gold Coast Casino, Natural Bridge, and other attractions. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Old Government House & South Bank Parklands). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in February, with highs in Gold Coast at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Sydney

The Harbour City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Luna Park Sydney, Coogee Beach and West Head lookout. See some other sides of Sydney: engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, walk around Nielsen Park, get to know the resident critters at Taronga Zoo, and get a new perspective on nature at Australian Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.