50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner
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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Horseback Riding Tours & Dubuji Boardwalk). Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas route planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for much hotter days in Port Douglas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

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 (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 3 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): step aboard Whitsunday Passage and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, step aboard Maheno Ship Wreck, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach) and FloCryo (in Bokarina). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane attractions planning site.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

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. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip website.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, pedal to the sights with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Katoomba vacation maker tool.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much hotter days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Perth.
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Perth — 2 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth journey builder tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Thu).
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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