60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, &more), McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, and skim along the rocks with Grab Rock.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary app.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Essential Bodywork ©
Essential Bodywork
Kayak Noosa ©
Kayak Noosa
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

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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: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

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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 Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Animal Tracks Safari, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour ©
Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, hike along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Mala Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes) and Phillip Island Helicopters (in Newhaven). Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online journey builder.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, get outside with Evans Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Katoomba hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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Sydney

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, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more) and Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, get some thrills out on the water with Jetpack Flyboard Adventures, test your problem-solving skills at Padlockd Escape Rooms, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cork 'n Fork Tours ©
Cork 'n Fork Tours
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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