57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 6 nights
2
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
4
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
8
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
10
Albany
— 3 nights
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
12
Exmouth
— 2 nights
13
Broome
— 3 nights

6
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Territory Wildlife Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 9.5 hour difference. In June, Darwin is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Crystal Caves and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Cove side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palm Cove attractions planner.

Fly from Darwin to Palm Cove in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Palm Cove is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Palm Cove are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba, Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Crystal Caves
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Spas

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Brisbane and Gallery of Modern Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Palm Cove to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Palm Cove in July, with highs in Gold Coast at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get some historical perspective at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Trial Bay Gaol and Roto House. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and hike along Coastal walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gold Coast in July, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nan Tien Temple and Blue Mountains. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Odd Mountain (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

5
nights
Hobart

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Constitution Dock and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Explore hidden gems such as Richmond Gaol and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online vacation maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Hobart at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Neck
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island road trip site.

Fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alice Springs Desert Park and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and Road Transport Hallf of Fame. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip site.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get some cultural insight at Wintjiri Arts + Museum and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
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 get in some beach time at Greens Pool and Little Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Albany's Historic Whaling Station and The Gap and Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Albany hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Yallingup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, stroll through Hamelin Bay, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Margaret River tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Bunbury Farmers Market
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Explore hidden gems such as Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Charles Knife Canyon. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

3
nights
Broome

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.
Get some cultural insight at Broome Historical Museum and Japanese Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. There's more to do: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Exmouth to Broome in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Exmouth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Broome, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

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