59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 6 nights
Ferry to Stony Point, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In January, Cairns is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

4
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

3
nights
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 the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Mala Walk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

6
nights
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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

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

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:

6
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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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, and stroll through YCW Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:

5
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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 Hobart's surroundings by going to St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland), Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 31st (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cowes to Hobart in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cowes in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Lithgow (Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum & Hassan's Wall). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

7
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 13:

6
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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, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:

5
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Coolum Beach (BLAST Aqua Park Coolum & Mount Coolum) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Mount Tinbeerwah.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

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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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

Australia travel guide

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