60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mar del Plata
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 15 min
9
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
10
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Mar del Plata

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planner.

Mar del Plata, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 13 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mar del Plata in junio: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in junio since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Megalong Valley, Jenolan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in julio, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In julio, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. julio in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In julio, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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

4
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, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in julio, expect Fraser Island to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

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
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Explore Mooloolaba's surroundings by going to Montville (Montville Art Gallery, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, &more), Yandina (Yandina Historic House & Mount Ninderry) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, McCarthy's Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sunshine Coast Brewery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Podie Pie.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In julio, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Maleny, Montville, Yandina, Eumundi, Nambour
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Mooloolaba to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in agosto, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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

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