50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Caloundra
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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 appreciate attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands), Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and Newhaven (Phillip Island Helicopters & National Vietnam Veterans Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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Sydney

Sydney ©

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 Sydney Opera House and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Gallery One88 & Blue Mountains), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens (in Blackheath). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lagoon Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, surround yourself with nature on Lord Howe Island - Sea to Summit Expeditions, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

6
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Bring the kids along to Golden Beach Hire and Moffat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caloundra: Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. (in Nambour), Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters) and BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Caloundra trip planning site.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra is minus 0.5 hours. In October in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Essential Bodywork ©
Essential Bodywork
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Golden Beach Hire ©
Golden Beach Hire

7
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and South Bank Parklands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, test your team's savvy at Padlockd Escape Rooms, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder site.

Getting from Caloundra to Gold Coast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

6
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Port Douglas

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
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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.
Attractions like Ocean Safari and Daintree Discovery Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Floravilla Ice Cream Factory about 40 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

5
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Cairns

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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