56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
5
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  10 h 45 min
11
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian National Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, visit Darling Harbour, and steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Escape the urban bustle at Coastal walk and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Change things up with a short trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in South West Rocks (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and see the interesting displays at Roto House.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie day trip planning app.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay) and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Gold Coast hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
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.
KickArts Contemporary Arts and Bones and Jones will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Cable Beach and Slim's Barra Charters. You'll explore and learn at Broome Historical Museum and Short St Gallery. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Broome online day trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Broome by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Broome due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Get outdoors at The Gap and Natural Bridge and Middleton Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Denmark (Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Goode Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albany online tour planner.

Fly from Broome to Albany in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Broome in February, plan for slightly colder days in Albany, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Meelup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Jewel Cave and Yallingup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Lake Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online day trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Bunker Bay, Cape Grace Wines, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online holiday builder.

Fly from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Penley Estate, thendo a tasting at Parker Coonawarra Estate, thenlearn about winemaking at Whistle Post Wines, and finally see the interesting displays at Glencoe Woolshed.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier day trip app.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In March in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Glencoe Woolshed, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twelve Apostles and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Campbell itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Port Campbell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Port Campbell to Coles Bay in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, St Columba Waterfall, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Richmond Gaol. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Fri) at Maria Island National Park. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hobart vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Neck, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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