57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

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Perth
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Darwin
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Perth

— 4 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Producers of McLaren Vale, Fox Creek Wines, &more) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, walk around Oaklands Wetland, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:

Melbourne

— 7 nights

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 1st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 4:

Launceston

— 4 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Delamere Vineyards in Pipers Brook--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Launceston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). Spend a day of island exploring on the 10th (Wed) at Maria Island National Park. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Hobart travel planning site.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Sydney

— 7 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in April, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:

Brisbane

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Moffat Beach (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and choose your vessel at Cumberland Charter Yachts.

Make your Airlie Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in April since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Cairns

— 6 nights

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 3:

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Offshore Boats - Darwin Reef & Sport Fishing Charters, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin online holiday builder.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.