57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 5 nights
2
Katherine
— 3 nights
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
7
Kingston, Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
9
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
10
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
11
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
12
Albany
— 4 nights
13
Margaret River
— 7 nights

5
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Darwin

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Magnetic Termite Mounds and Crazy Acres. Appreciate the collections at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Darwin day trip planning site.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Darwin is 9.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Crazy Acres, Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds
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Parliament House ©
Parliament House
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nitmiluk National Park and Helicopter Tours. When in Katherine, make a side trip to see Bitter Springs in Mataranka, approximately Mataranka away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Katherine online vacation builder.

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katherine, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours

3
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.
Let the collections at Road Transport Hallf of Fame and The Residency capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Araluen Cultural Precinct. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, and examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Katherine in July; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Road Transport Hallf of Fame ©
Road Transport Hallf of Fame
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

5
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Cairns

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission Beach and The Crystal Caves. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Agincourt Reef, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, &more), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, The Crystal Caves, Photography Tours, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

3
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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 get in some beach time at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. For shopping fun, head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre or Harbour Town Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Spas & Cape Byron Walking Track). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

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

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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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.
Visit Peregian Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Kondalilla Falls and Bulcock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, The Original Eumundi Markets, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Peregian Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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Kingston, Norfolk Island

Kingston ©
Kingston is the capital of the Australian South Pacific Territory of Norfolk Island. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Norfolk Island Museum and then kick back and relax at Emily Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, and then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery.

Plan my day in Kingston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Kingston with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Norfolk Island Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Kingston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk Island
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Norfolk Island Museum ©
Norfolk Island Museum

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Constitution Dock and Russell Falls. Richmond Gaol and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Government Farm (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kingston to Hobart. Traveling from Kingston to Hobart, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in July, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Government Farm, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls
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Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lorne Beach and The Grotto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Erskine Falls (in Lorne), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and then get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Coober Pedy takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Coober Pedy is minus 0.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Head to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Australian Red Gum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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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 Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Middleton Beach and Greens Pool. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelli Cellar Door (in Denmark) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and kick back and relax at Little Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albany online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vasse Felix Winery and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunflowers Animal Farm and Sugarloaf Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, &more) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Bunbury Farmers Market, get your game on at Amaze'n Margaret River, and cruise along Caves Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Cape Naturaliste, Augusta
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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