60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
7
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
8
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
10
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
14
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: London

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, &more) and Daintree (Daintree Tea, Photography Tours, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker site .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hinchinbrook Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Mission Beach day trip planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Mission Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelly Bay.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cardwell
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

1
day
Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

Nelly Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nelly Bay day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mission Beach to Nelly Bay. In June, daily temperatures in Nelly Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Nelly Bay

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Magnetic Island Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Magnetic Island Museum ©
Magnetic Island Museum

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, get outside with Jetryder, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Nelly Bay to Hamilton Island with the Route module. When traveling from Nelly Bay in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Grays Bay (in Bowen). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. June in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grays Bay, Daydream Island Living Reef, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
day
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). On the 26th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then identify plant and animal life at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Seventeen Seventy tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Seventeen Seventy takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Seventeen Seventy, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Rainbow Beach, explore the activities along Searys Creek, and then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow.

To find maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rainbow Beach planner.

You can drive from Seventeen Seventy to Rainbow Beach in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more) and Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, explore the activities along Noosa River, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

You can plan Noosa trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, MaisyMoo, Australia Zoo, Mount Cooroora
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Opal Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Glass House Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): head outdoors with Watersports Guru, then browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then walk around Heritage Park Railway.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay online road trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Heritage Park Railway, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney route maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Elysian Rock Lookout, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

9
nights
Melbourne

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 a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Discover how to plan a Melbourne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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