60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums 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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton), Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith & Kondalilla Falls). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Start your trip to Mooloolaba by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Mooloolaba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Warana, Montville, Maleny, Nambour, Mount Ninderry
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

5
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, step aboard Maheno Wreck, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and make a trip to K'gari.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
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 (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Photography Tours, & more), Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre, & more) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, stop by Daintree Entomological museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation visit planner.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time 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
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Photography Tours

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 a short trip to Elizas Gallery in Daintree (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

Discover how to plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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