60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: London

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Perth at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth holiday builder website .

You can fly from Perth to Exmouth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in July: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Melbourne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Exmouth in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, hike along Fraser Island Great Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fraser Island in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Barron Gorge National Park, Earl Hill, Palm Cove Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, & more) and Daintree (Daintree Tea, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, shop like a local with Daintree Entomological museum, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation travel route builder website .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

Plan a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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