60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

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

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, walk around Kanangra-Boyd National Park, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blackheath, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Leura, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

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
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra), Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Indian Motorcycle Museum.

To plan Brisbane vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Myall Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cape Tribulation fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to 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
Horseback Riding Tours

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barron Gorge National Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

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. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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