52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Ceduna
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Canberra
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 9 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Bring the kids along to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool.

Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Alice Springs

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 22nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Faye's Underground Home and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage and Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, look for gifts at Opalios, steep yourself in history at The Big Miner, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

2
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Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. On the 26th (Mon), hike along Goog's Track, take some stellar pictures from Head of Bight, and then admire the masterpieces at Arts Ceduna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Woolshed Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ceduna online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Ceduna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in October, things will get slightly colder in Ceduna: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Head of Bight ©
Head of Bight
Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carrick Hill and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Henley Beach and Maslin Beach. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Aldinga Beach in Aldinga Beach--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, wander the streets of North Terrace, hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Ayers House Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Ceduna to Adelaide with the Route module. While traveling from Ceduna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, then get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Port Campbell National Park and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, explore the fascinating landscape at Simpson Desert, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Melbourne

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 inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Brighton Beach and Degraves Street. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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Hobart

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Richmond Gaol. Attractions like Seven Mile Beach and North Hobart make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and contemplate the long history of Runnymede House.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by combination of ferry and car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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Coles Bay

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.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hazards Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Whalers Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planner.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Canberra

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Floriade and ANZAC Parade Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Wee Jasper Reserves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Paddys River (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex & Pierces Creek Forest) and Jeir Creek Wines (in Murrumbateman). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at Canberra Museum and Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cotter Reserve, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mr Spokes Bike Hire.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Canberra online trip maker.

Getting from Coles Bay to Canberra by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. November in Canberra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

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Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Anzac Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary

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