51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker

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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Train to Sydney, 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, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
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 Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at Govetts Leap, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, and hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katoomba trip tool.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and K'gari.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island travel planning tool.

Do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Katoomba in June: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Bring the kids along to Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville), Butterfly Hill (in Nambour) and Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Noosa Main Beach, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, and stop by Underground Surf.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas will thrill your kids. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route builder tool.

Fly from Noosa to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Cape Tribulation

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Photography Tours and Cape Trib Farm. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Port Douglas

— 5 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Wild Zoo in Daintree--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation maker site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 8 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Family-friendly places like Animal Tracks Safari and Ubirr will thrill your kids. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gubara, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and trek along Bardedjilidji Walk.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route planning app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 22:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Coast Cruises and National Gallery of Victoria. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Newhaven, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.