57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Brussels

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Broome — 3 nights

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. It doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and stroll through Broome Town Beach.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Broome is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect nights in Broome to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 4 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin journey builder.

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Broome in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs — 2 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in September: highs in Alice Springs hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge Centre and Daintree National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Daintree Discovery Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Entomological museum in Diwan (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

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 outdoors at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Palm Cove Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Historic Village Herberton. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 5 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Esplanade and Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park), Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Hinkler Hall of Aviation (in Bundaberg). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and take in the waterfront at The Pier.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Hervey Bay reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.
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Mooloolaba — 5 nights

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Queensland Air Museum and Caloundra RSL Military Display will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Obi Boardwalk) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba tour app.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Mooloolaba by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Koala Hospital and Coastal walk. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Roto House, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can fly from Mooloolaba to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mooloolaba in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Visiting Blue Mountains and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll explore and learn at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Walpole to see Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip planning website.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 6 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Eagle Bay Brewery (in Dunsborough) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). On the 13th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Busselton Jetty, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and cruise along Caves Road.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River journey builder website.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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