50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights

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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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder site.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip tool.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, Fraser Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: McCarthy's Lookout (in Maleny) and Caloundra (Caloundra Jet Ski & Kings Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Caloundra Jet Ski ©
Caloundra Jet Ski
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba travel tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk), Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, savor the flavors at Hobart Walking Tours, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Hobart by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

5
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at YCW Beach, find your balance on the water with Surf Trax, and take an unforgettable tour with Phillip Island Helicopters.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cowes tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hobart to Cowes takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Helicopters ©
Phillip Island Helicopters
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach

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.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Perth

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, see Jetsurf Perth, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perth travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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