60 days in Australia & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Australia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Blackheath, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Cairns, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ballina, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Lord Howe Island Airport
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Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia

— 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Blackheath, Australia

— 4 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and get outside with Evans Lookout.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Blackheath road trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Blackheath dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Melbourne with the Route module. Traveling from Blackheath in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 26th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and gain some tasty knowledge on Saigon Vibes Tour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 19.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ho Chi Minh City, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Classes

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 2nd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 5th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation, Australia

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Daintree). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Cape Tribulation in 29 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Australia

— 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel route planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Fraser Island, Australia

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in November, Fraser Island is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Ballina, Australia

— 4 nights
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Get out of town with these interesting Ballina side-trips: Cardiff Alpacas (in Harwood), Rocky Creek Dam (in Lismore) and See Park (in Grafton). There's much more to do: stroll through Lighthouse Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail, learn about all things military at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina vacation website.

Getting from Fraser Island to Ballina by car takes about 8 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ballina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trips

Lord Howe Island, Australia

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lord Howe Island using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ballina to Lord Howe Island with the Route module. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Ballina to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.