57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 5 nights
2
Katherine
— 3 nights
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
7
Kingston, Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
9
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
10
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
11
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
12
Albany
— 4 nights
13
Margaret River
— 7 nights

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Magnetic Termite Mounds and Crazy Acres. Appreciate the collections at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Parliament House, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Darwin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Darwin, you'll lose 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Darwin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Crazy Acres, Magnetic Termite Mounds
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Parliament House ©
Parliament House
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nitmiluk National Park and Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park. Go for a jaunt from Katherine to Mataranka to see Bitter Springs about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katherine online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katherine, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

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.
Let the collections at Road Transport Hallf of Fame and Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Hartley Street School Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, and examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Katherine in July; daily highs in Alice Springs reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Road Transport Hallf of Fame ©
Road Transport Hallf of Fame
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

5
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission Beach and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Crystal Caves, Mission Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Photography Tours
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. For shopping fun, head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre or Harbour Town Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Spas & Cape Byron Walking Track). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Gold Coast at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Visit Peregian Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Kondalilla Falls and Maroochydore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, The Original Eumundi Markets, Cobb+Co Museum, Peregian Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

2
nights
Kingston, Norfolk Island

Kingston ©
Kingston is the capital of the Australian South Pacific Territory of Norfolk Island. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Norfolk Island Museum and then kick back and relax at Emily Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, thendon't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, and then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery.

Plan my day in Kingston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Kingston with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Norfolk Island Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Kingston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk Island
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Norfolk Island Museum ©
Norfolk Island Museum

5
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Hobart

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Constitution Dock and Russell Falls. Richmond Gaol and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Government Farm (in Port Arthur). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kingston to Hobart. Traveling from Kingston to Hobart, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in July, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls, Government Farm
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Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lorne Beach and Apostle Whey Cheese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Erskine Falls (in Lorne). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip builder tool.

Getting from Hobart to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, thenexamine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and then get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Coober Pedy takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Coober Pedy is minus 0.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Nature Museums
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Australian Red Gum Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and get a taste of life in the country at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Middleton Beach and Emu Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Denmark (Greens Pool & Castelli Cellar Door). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and kick back and relax at Little Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albany online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vasse Felix Winery and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunflowers Animal Farm and Gnarabup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, have some family-friendly fun at Amaze'n Margaret River, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and browse the fresh offerings at Bunbury Farmers Market.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Yallingup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Cape Naturaliste
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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