58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  28 h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
7
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Adelaide
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 15 min
14
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Mason Gallery. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Darwin is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 8.5 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect nights in Darwin to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mossman) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Elizas Gallery). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

Make your Cape Tribulation itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Underart Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Tolga Historical Society and Museum (in Tolga) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Anzac Park, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cattana Wetlands, Tolga Historical Society and Museum, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Visit Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Mapleton Observatory and Queensland Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Yandina Historic House (in Yandina), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Eumundi (Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre & Artisans Gallery). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, have fun and explore at Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc., examine the collection at Pioneer Cottage Buderim, and explore the galleries of Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Mooloolaba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Mooloolaba is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Buderim, Eumundi, Yandina Historic House, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Popular historic sites such as Fingal Head Lighthouse and Miegunyah House Museum are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Qld MotorSport Museum (in Ipswich), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Qld MotorSport Museum, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Warner Bros. Movie World
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Albion Park Rail (HARS Aviation Museum & Historical Aircraft Restoration Society). There's much more to do: stop by Darling Harbour, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Becket Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shellharbour
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
The National Pass and Hartley Historic Village will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Lithgow (Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum & Blackfellows Hand Cave), Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong) and Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, browse the exhibits of Odd Mountain, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip maker tool.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lithgow, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum ©
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then have some family-friendly fun at Axxe.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Sovereign Hill and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat, approximately Ballarat away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire the striking features of Old Treasury Building, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker site.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ballarat
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langmeil Winery and Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Greenock (Greenock Aviation Museum & Kalleske Wines), O'Leary Walker Wines Adelaide Hills (in Oakbank) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, learn about winemaking at Old Oval Estate, Home of Fork in the Road Wines, and take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Oakbank, McLaren Vale, Hahndorf, Langmeil Winery
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 25th (Sun) with a shark diving experience. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Exmouth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Exmouth is minus 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in October; daily highs in Exmouth reach 39°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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