59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner
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Cairns
— 21 nights
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Brisbane
— 13 nights
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Sydney
— 13 nights
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Melbourne
— 11 nights

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Cairns — 21 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Etty Bay. Visiting Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Birdworld Kuranda will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Jetty (in Palm Cove), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Kuranda (Barron Falls, Honey House, &more). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Cairns International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 13 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kondalilla Falls and Kings Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Bongaree Beach (in Bribie Island), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, walk around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Bulcock Beach.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online travel planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 13 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 discover tucked-away gems like Manly Scenic Walkway and Cockatoo Island. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Saddleback Mountain Lookout (in Kiama) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, The Three Sisters, &more). Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, walk around Hyde Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 11 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and Frankston Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Wildlife Coast Cruises and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Redwood Forest (in Warburton), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Steavenson Falls (in Marysville). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Dandenong Ranges National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Hanging Rock Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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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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