59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 15 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 15 nights
3
Katherine
— 11 nights
4
Alice Springs
— 16 nights

15
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 find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parklands, &more), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Moffat Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, find your balance on the water with Watersports Guru, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

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

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Brisbane, Caloundra, Byron Bay, Landsborough Museum, Norries Head
Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 5:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

15
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Diwan (Daintree Entomological museum & Alexandra Bay Waterfall), Daintree (Tranquility Falls, Daintree Tea, &more) and Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk, Myall Beach, &more). Spend the 13th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route builder site.

Fly from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Kuranda, Palm Cove, Wangetti
Find places to stay May 5 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

11
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore Katherine's surroundings by going to Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge (in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)), Mataranka (Bitter Springs, Elsey National Park, &more) and Pine Creek (Pine Creek Museum, Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T., &more). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and admire all the interesting features of Bukbukluk Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katherine online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Katherine takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Katherine due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Katherine, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mataranka, Pine Creek, Kakadu National Park, Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge, Larrimah Museum
Find places to stay May 20 — Jun 1:
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

16
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct (in Hermannsburg) and Cannonball Run Monument (in Stuarts Well). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and get all the information you need at Alice Springs School of the Air.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Alice Springs is little chillier than Katherine - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Cannonball Run Monument
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 17:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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