60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, trek along Fortress Rock, stroll through Grand Canyon track, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katoomba day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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 landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, SunJet Simulations
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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 lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory), Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Cow Bay Beach, & more) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Jindalba Boardwalk in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday maker tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Jindalba Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
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, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time 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

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth day trip app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. In December, Perth is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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