60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Katoomba
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lisbon to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to 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 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the striking landscape of Mowbray National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill, Barron Gorge National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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, hike along Fraser Island Great Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, Fraser Island is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach), Montville Art Gallery (in Montville) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Montville Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
nights
Katoomba

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: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Bilpin Springs Orchard) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online vacation planner .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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 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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perth tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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