57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

Discover how to plan a Cairns trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Gdansk, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Gdansk in November, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

3
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Ocean Safari, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Scenic Walking Area
Marrdja Botanical Walk
4.7
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Beach
Myall Beach
4.8

5
nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planning website.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, stroll through Eli Creek, and take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour builder.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in November, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
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Island
Waddy Point
4.7

6
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Caloundra (Kings Beach & FlyWaco), Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim) and Golden Beach Hire (in Golden Beach). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Noosa Quad Bike Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Golden Beach Hire
4.9
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National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Paradise Jet Boating (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights (in Ipswich). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour website.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
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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 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
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Mountain
Mt Gower
4.9

5
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Blue Mountains
4.6

6
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing site.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

6
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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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8

3
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Water Body
Mutitjulu Waterhole
4.5
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Geologic Formation
Walpa Gorge
4.4

5
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Perth

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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth vacation maker app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. In January, Perth is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Top Gun Tours
5.0
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Spacechameleon Adventure Co
5.0

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