60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 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
— 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
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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St Kilda
— 9 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Perth
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planning site.

Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ahmedabad in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm & Marrdja Botanical Walk). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas visit planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, Fraser Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Currimundi Lake (in Currimundi), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (in Tanawha). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and kick back and relax at Kings Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip app.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island road trip planning site.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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St Kilda

You've now added Melbourne Fishing Charters to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting St Kilda side-trips: Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders), Spas (in Frankston) and Mornington Racecourse (in Mornington).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St Kilda road trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to St Kilda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Katoomba in January, expect St Kilda to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker app.

Melbourne is just a stone's throw from St Kilda. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Parks · Wineries

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 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. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get slightly colder in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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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.