58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Wangetti
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Sydney
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Sydney — 8 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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Palm Beach (Pittwater Kayak Tours & Palm Beach) and Whale Beach (in Whale Beach). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Milwaukee, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Milwaukee to Sydney. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Milwaukee - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Wrest Point Casino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Hobart reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 nights

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, shop like a local with Freycinet Marine Farm, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the activities along Yarra River, and don't miss a visit to Southbank.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay to see Great Ocean Road about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, get all the information you need at Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre, make a trip to The Grotto, and stroll through Loch Ard Gorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

See some other sides of Melbourne: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Market, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see where the action happens at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wangetti.
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Wangetti — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wangetti trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cairns to Wangetti in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 4th (Sat).
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cape Tribulation Beach and Four Mile Beach. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately Cape Tribulation away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, get a new perspective on things with Great Barrier Reef Charters, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel site.

Port Douglas is very close to Wangetti. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 nights

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.
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 nights

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, try to win big at The Star Gold Coast Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 9 nights

Enjoy Sydney some more: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get a taste of local nightlife at Small Bar Erskine St, get great views at West Head lookout, and wander the streets of King Street.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).
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Australia travel guide

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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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