59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 9 nights
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St Kilda
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 29 nights
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Tamborine Mountain
— 5 nights
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North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 8 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Michael Seebeck Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Village Gallery). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip site.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in October, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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St Kilda

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Linden New Art. Explore hidden gems such as Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and Brighton Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Kilda: Beaconsfield Flora & Fauna Reserve (in Beaconsfield) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee).

Take the guesswork out of planning a St Kilda vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to St Kilda takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for little chillier days in St Kilda, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Mary's Cathedral and Hyde Park Barracks. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route website.

You can fly from St Kilda to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St Kilda in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Tamborine Mountain

Witches Falls Winery and Grandchester Railway Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barb's Gift Shop and Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Tamborine Mountain: Hidden Vale Adventure Park (in Grandchester), Darlington Park (in Darlington) and Brisbane Antique Centre (in Loganholme).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tamborine Mountain day trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Tamborine Mountain in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Tamborine Mountain can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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North Stradbroke Island

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tamborine Mountain to North Stradbroke Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Helena Island National Park and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen Street Mall and Queensland Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, walk around Roma Street Parkland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore, and browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Brisbane takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.

Brisbane Region travel guide

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Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.