57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Paris
Fly:  26 h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
10
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Paris

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Territory Wildlife Park and Lameroo Beach. Get outdoors at East Point Reserve and Berry Springs Nature Park. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Darwin day trip site.

Paris, France to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually an 8.5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Lameroo Beach ©
Lameroo Beach

4
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

7
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.
Relax by the water at Mission Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Atherton Tablelands and Michaelmas Cay. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Skydiving (in Mission Beach) and Zillie Falls (in Millaa Millaa). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mission Beach, Paronella Park, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

4
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visit Bulcock Beach and Mooloolaba Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Peregian Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Noosa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tropical Fruit World and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Cape Byron Walking Track). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Gold Coast fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Escape the urban bustle at Tomaree Head and Blackbutt Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Scratchley and Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Pokolbin (Ivanhoe Wines, Scarborough Wine Co, &more), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nelson Bay). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle driving holiday planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Newcastle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Off-Road Tours, Ernest Hill Wines, Terrigal Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

6
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Russell Falls and The Neck. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Constitution Dock and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip app.

Getting from Newcastle to Hobart by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Neck, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
We've included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and Lorne Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Daylesford and Boroka Lookout. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Halls Gap (Clematis Falls & The Pinnacle) and Stawell Gift Hall of Fame (in Stawell). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Ballarat in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Ballarat are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Halls Gap, Torquay, Eastern Beach Reserve, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, Lake Daylesford
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
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Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker site.

You can fly from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Greens Pool and Little Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Middleton Beach and Tree Top Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Castelli Cellar Door). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Emu Point, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Great Southern Distilling Company, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Albany trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River travel planning website.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Meelup Beach, Harmans Estate Winery and Distillery
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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