52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Hobart
— 6 nights
5
Melbourne
— 9 nights
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
8
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
9
Sydney
— 8 nights

4
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.
You've added Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney Cricket Ground, Coogee Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Milwaukee, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 16 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Milwaukee in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wylie's Baths, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
day
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
Highlights from your plan
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palm Beach as well as West Head lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Whale Beach (in Whale Beach) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). See even more of Sydney: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whale Beach, Palm Beach, Bilgola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
West Head lookout ©
West Head lookout
Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach

6
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Freycinet National Park as well as Three Capes Track. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry), Port Arthur (Government Farm, Port Arthur Historic Site, &more) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Okines Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Freycinet National Park, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Melbourne By Foot, Kayak Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena, and other attractions. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Sircuit
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

4
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.
You've added Rainforestation Nature Park, Barron Falls, Crystal Cascades, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and make a trip to Green Island.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Cairns at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Crystal Cascades, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre and Cape Tribulation Beach. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Diwan to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

7
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Suncorp Stadium, The Star Gold Coast Casino, Natural Bridge, and other attractions. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Old Government House & South Bank Parklands). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in February, with highs in Gold Coast at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

8
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Luna Park Sydney, Coogee Beach and West Head lookout. Explore Sydney further: get curious at Powerhouse Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a new perspective on nature at Australian Museum, and get your game on at Entermission Sydney.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milsons Point, Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Powerhouse Museum ©
Powerhouse Museum
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

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