60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 14 nights
Drive:  20​h 30​min
2
Birdsville
— 15 nights
Drive:  21​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 14 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 16 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

14
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with a short trip to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. You will leave for Birdsville on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yulara, Curtin Springs
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

15
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Birdsville is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Birdsville Races and admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Birdsville online holiday planner .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Birdsville in 20.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Birdsville, with lows of 8°C. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

14
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Horseback Riding Tours, & more), Daintree (Elizas Gallery, Tranquility Falls, & more) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip website .

You can drive from Birdsville to Port Douglas in 21.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Birdsville in July; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Palm Cove, Mossman, Kuranda
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

16
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Batchelor (Litchfield National Park, Coomalie Cultural Centre, & more), Litchfield National Park (Tolmer Falls, Magnetic Termite Mounds, & more) and Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mindil Beach, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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