59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Dunsborough
— 6 nights
bus + train:  48​h
3
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Robe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mount Gambier
— 5 nights
Drive:  29​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 7 nights
7
Canberra
— 6 nights
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. George's Cathedral and Supreme Court Gardens. Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and Leighton Battery Guns for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (in New Norcia) and Perth Observatory (in Bickley). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout, see the interesting displays at WA Shipwrecks Museum, take an in-depth tour of Western Australian Museum - Perth, and take in the pleasant sights at Lotterywest Federation Walkway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leighton Battery Guns, Aviation Heritage Museum, Adam Monk Photography Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

6
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Get some cultural insight at Hamelin Bay Jetty and Stirling Cottage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Water wheel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dunsborough: Brookwood Estate (in Cowaramup), Featured Wood Gallery & Museum (in Australind) and Redgate Wines (in Redgate). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and hike along Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dunsborough trip planner.

You can drive from Perth to Dunsborough in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste, Cowaramup, Stirling Cottage, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, Water wheel
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum ©
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum

7
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Motor Museum and National Railway Museum Port Adelaide. Get a sense of the local culture at Carrick Hill and South Australian Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Kilikanoon Winery (in Penwortham) and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Adelaide Gaol, browse the collection at State Library of South Australia, get to know the fascinating history of Smith Brothers Walking Trail, and stroll the grounds of West Terrace Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dunsborough to Adelaide takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, West Torrens, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Langmeil Winery, National Motor Museum
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

4
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Robe Gaol Ruins and Robe Lighthouse. Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum and Butterbox are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Beachport (Susan Wilson Memorial Playground & Pool of Siloam). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Robe Customs House Museum, make a trip to Robe Fishermen's Memorial, learn about winemaking at Wangolina, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Robe route maker tool .

Getting from Adelaide to Robe by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beachport, Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Robe Customs House Museum ©
Robe Customs House Museum

5
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glencoe Woolshed and Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Donald & Sheila Feast's Classic Car Collection & memorabilia and Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Penola (Sharam Cottage & Jill's Vintage), Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate & Whistle Post Wines) and Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Carpenter's Rocks). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, browse the exhibits of Riddoch Art Gallery, stroll around Valley Lake Conservation Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier route builder tool .

Drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. In February in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Portland, Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop, Cape Banks Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed
Cape Banks Lighthouse ©
Cape Banks Lighthouse

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rippon Lea Estate and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Heide Museum of Modern Art and Fire Services Museum of Victoria. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin), Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale) and Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, browse the fresh offerings at Prahran Market, pause for some serene contemplation at CrossCulture Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at East Melbourne Synagogue.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planning tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rippon Lea Estate, Main Street, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Heide Museum of Modern Art
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
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Rippon Lea Estate ©
Rippon Lea Estate
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Ginninderra Village and Lanyon Homestead are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Corrective Services NSW Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum (in Goulburn), Batemans Bay (Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens & Batemans Bay Mini Golf) and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canberra travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Canberra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batemans Bay, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Yarrangobilly Caves, Corrective Services NSW Museum, Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:
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7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christ Church Cathedral and Sydney Town Hall. Popular historic sites such as Lennox Bridge and Olympia Milk Bar are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Ebenezer Church (in Ebenezer), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Hawkesbury Regional Museum (in Windsor). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at HARS Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Burwood War Memorial Arch, see the interesting displays at NSW Rail Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner.

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

HARS Aviation Museum, Christ Church Cathedral, Burwood War Memorial Arch, NSW Rail Museum, Norah Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 20:
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Sydney Town Hall ©
Sydney Town Hall
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Lennox Bridge ©
Lennox Bridge

6
nights
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 Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cobb+Co Museum and The Workshops Rail Museum. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Spring Bluff (in Highfields), Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree) and Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Caboolture). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum, take a stroll through West End, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ipswich, Queensland Air Museum, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Cobb+Co Museum
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

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