54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Woolgoolga
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Warners Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Sydney
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Wollongong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Adaminaby
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Bright
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
13
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly + Train:  24 h
End: London

12
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.
Appreciate the collections at Queensland Maritime Museum and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Point Cartwright) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at State Library Of Queensland.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caboolture, Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park, Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 27:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Byron Bay Farmers Market. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shop, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, then do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, then learn about all things military at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bowraville Folk Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Boambee Creek Reserve, then admire all the interesting features of Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online holiday builder.

Drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Woolgoolga.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bowraville, Two Tails Wines, Boambee Creek Reserve, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum

1
night
Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga ©
Woolgoolga is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): play a few rounds at Woolgoolga Golf Course and then take a stroll around Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Woolgoolga trip planning site.

Woolgoolga is very close to Coffs Harbour. In July in Woolgoolga, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Woolgoolga

Golf Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre ©
Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, then examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and finally explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, trek along Googik heritage Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planning app.

Drive from Woolgoolga to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. While traveling from Woolgoolga, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Warners Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Slim Dusty Centre, North Brother Mountain
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

1
night
Warners Bay

Warners Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the different shops at Westfield Kotara, then explore and take pictures at Mount Sugarloaf, then view the masterpieces at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, and finally walk around Speers Point Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Warners Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Warners Bay takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Warners Bay hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Warners Bay

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Sugarloaf, Westfield Kotara, Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sugarloaf ©
Mount Sugarloaf
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery ©
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Westfield Kotara ©
Westfield Kotara

12
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Barrenjoey Lighthouse. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warners Bay to Sydney takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Palm Beach, Bondi, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at HARS Aviation Museum, grab your bike and head to Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track, then view the masterpieces at Wollongong Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Illawarra, kick back and relax at Port Kembla Beach, then stroll around Stuart Park, then make a trip to Flagstaff Point Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church.

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You can take a train from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wollongong, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

HARS Aviation Museum
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Illawarra ©
Lake Illawarra
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum

2
nights
Canberra

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, then get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner.

Getting from Wollongong to Canberra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wollongong in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Adaminaby.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

1
night
Adaminaby

Adaminaby ©
Adaminaby is a small town near the Snowy Mountains north-west of Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eucumbene and then see the interesting displays at Snowy Scheme Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Adaminaby sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Adaminaby takes 2 hours. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Adaminaby. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bright.

Things to do in Adaminaby

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Eucumbene ©
Lake Eucumbene
Snowy Scheme Museum ©
Snowy Scheme Museum

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Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hike along Valley View Walking Trail, then view the masterpieces at Sew Bright Alpine Quilting, then take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk, and finally get great views at Huggins Lookout. On your second day here, stroll through Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then do a tasting at Alpine Cellars.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bright trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Adaminaby to Bright in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Bright

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail ©
Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting ©
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting

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Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
On the 25th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Maddens Rise, then explore the world behind art at TarraWarra Museum of Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Healesville Glass Blowing Studio, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Watts River Brewing.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Healesville trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bright to Healesville in 3.5 hours. In July in Healesville, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Shopping Museums Spas

Side Trip

Maddens Rise
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
TarraWarra Museum of Art ©
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Maddens Rise ©
Maddens Rise
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio ©
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Art Gallery of Ballarat and South Melbourne Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Brighton Beach (in Brighton), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Point Nepean National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Healesville to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Portsea, Geelong, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 7:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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