54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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London
Fly:
26​h
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:
6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:
4​h
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry + Drive:
9​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry + Fly:
7​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:
3​h 45​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:
5​h 30​min
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:
5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive + Drive:
5​h 30​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:
1​h 30​min
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:
28​h
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4
days
Perth


A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Whiteman (Caversham Wildlife Park & Whiteman Park), Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm (in Henley Brook) and Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Hunt Experience Perth, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perth itinerary planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Perth, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks, Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Wineries
SIDE TRIPS : Whiteman, The Escape Hunt Experience Perth, Woodbridge, Upper Reach Winery, Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley
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6
days
Melbourne


The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in September: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

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Sightseeing, Tours, Museums, Parks
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3
days
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.
Canberra is known for museums, sightseeing, childrens museums, nature, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

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Sightseeing, Museums, Parks, Childrens Museums
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5
days
Fraser Island


Fraser Island is known for nature, sightseeing, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Canberra to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

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Parks, Nature, Beaches, Sightseeing
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4
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Main Beach (Speed Boats Tours & Sea World Theme Park) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and meet the residents at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks, Wildlife Areas, Theme Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
SIDE TRIPS : Main Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World
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2
days
Lord Howe Island


Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, 600km directly east of mainland Port Macquarie, and about 900km from Norfolk Island. On the 11th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks, Beaches, Trails, Tours
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3
days
Katoomba


Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Sightseeing, Parks, Trails, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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7
days
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.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks, Sightseeing, Beaches, Museums
SIDE TRIP : Shelly Beach
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3
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park


Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature, Parks, Tours, Sightseeing
SIDE TRIP : Helicopter Tours
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4
days
Cape Tribulation


A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cape Tribulation in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Tribulation: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks, Nature, Tours, Adventure
SIDE TRIP : Daintree National Park
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8
days
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Monica's Cathedral, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and make a splash at Sugarworld Waterpark.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks, Tours, Adventure, Beaches
SIDE TRIPS : Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Zipline, Sugarworld Waterpark, Trinity Beach
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