56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Blackheath
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Elizas Gallery (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online route maker.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

5
nights
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Spa
Spas
4.8

2
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 20th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.7

4
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach), BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island travel route planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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Island
Waddy Point
4.7
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Water Body
Eli Creek
4.5

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan a Lord Howe Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 13 hours. Traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and delve into the lush surroundings at Perry's Lookdown.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

3
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Canberra

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Blackheath to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in February, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Government Building
Parliament of Australia
4.6
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Science Museum
Questacon
4.5

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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Raspins Beach (in Orford), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Hobart by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in February, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Must see
Three Capes Track
4.9
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Mountain
Mount Wellington
4.8

6
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

3
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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 National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

5
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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Waterskiing & Jetskiing) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your trip
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8
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World heritage site
Fremantle Prison
4.6

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