59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne. In September, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, stroll through Grand Canyon track, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online visit planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny (Gerrards Lookout & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World), SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maleny, SunJet Simulations, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel route tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barron Gorge National Park, and make a trip to Green Island.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
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, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth travel route site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: high temperatures in Perth hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

Similar Plans

60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Asia, South Pacific, United States & Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe, Canada, United States & South Pacific BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans