60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Sydney
— 10 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Convict Trail (in Wisemans Ferry). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney journey planning site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bondi Beach ©
Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Oxenford (Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast) and Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more) and The Ginger Factory (in Yandina). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Noosa National Park ©
National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Champagne Pools ©
Water Body
Champagne Pools
4.5
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Water Body
Wanggoolba Creek
4.5

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Daydream Island (Daydream Island Rejuvenation Day Spa & Daydream Island Living Reef) and Hamilton Island (Go-Kart Racing Track, Jetryder, &more). Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in January since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Auto Race Track
Go-Kart Racing Track
4.5

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Wrights Lookout, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Spa
Spas
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
©
Safari
Safaris
4.9

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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.
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, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Uluru ©
World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
Lungkata Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Lungkata Walk
4.7

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Great Ocean Road ©
Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along The Giant Stairway, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Narrow Neck Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Katoomba, with lows around 20°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The National Pass ©
Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

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