54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Eden
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights

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Cairns

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Birdworld Kuranda, Barron Falls, Kuranda Koala Gardens, and other attractions. 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary app.

Darwin to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in November, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Port Douglas

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 as well as Mossman Gorge Centre. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas visit planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Strand. On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then kick back and relax at The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville visit planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. November in Townsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip maker website.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Townsville to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, step aboard Maheno Wreck, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island vacation maker site.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Hamilton Island in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

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Brisbane

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Queensland Museum & Sciencentre as well as Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

Plan a Brisbane trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Gold Coast

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.
You've added Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie day trip app.

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gold Coast in December: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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.
You've now added Coogee Beach to your itinerary. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stop by Darling Harbour, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Mountains as well as Echo Point Lookout. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and then hike along The Giant Stairway.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Dinosaur Museum, National Museum of Australia and Mount Ainslie Lookout. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Canberra day trip planning tool.

Getting from Katoomba to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Katoomba in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eden.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

1
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Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Killer Whale Museum as well as Eden Lookout and Rotary Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): walk around Eden Lookout and Rotary Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eden day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Eden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Eden, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Eden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower
Eden Lookout and Rotary Park ©
Eden Lookout and Rotary Park
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, don't miss a visit to Southbank, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne route tool.

Traveling by flight from Eden to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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