59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights

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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: get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Charles Darwin walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner.

Melbourne to Katoomba is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

7
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 14th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy South Bank Parklands and Warner Bros. Movie World. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Brisbane (Walk Brisbane, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with Gold Coast Skydive, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Beach Hire and Noosa National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach), Stumers Creek (in Coolum Beach) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). The adventure continues: cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, play a few rounds at Headland Golf Club, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Noosa Spa
4.7
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Golden Beach Hire
4.9
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National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Champagne Pools and Lake McKenzie will thrill your kids.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island route maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Champagne Pools
4.5
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World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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Water Body
Eli Creek
4.5

2
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at Escape CQ, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.6

6
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

4
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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.
Attractions like Ocean Safari and Gondwana Rainforest make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre
3.8
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Beach
Myall Beach
4.8

5
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, trot along with a tour on horseback, and play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder tool.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and make a trip to Field of Light.

Plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

6
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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.
Attractions like The Great Ocean Road and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Smiths Beach (YCW Beach & Surf Trax) and Phillip Island Helicopters (in Newhaven). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8
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Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo
4.3

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