60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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— 4 nights
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Sydney

— 6 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Scenic Walkway will get you outdoors. Anzac Memorial and White Rabbit Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Appreciate the collections at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Gallery One88. There's still lots to do: trek along The Giant Stairway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruined Castle Walking Track, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip app.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
We've included these beaches for you: Kingston Beach and Long Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Museum OF Tasmania and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Claremont House, and examine the collection at Tasmanian Transport Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour builder site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Katoomba in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. You'll explore and learn at ArtVo and Australian Sports Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: RAAF Museum (in Point Cook), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (in Cranbourne). Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth

— 5 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Trigg Beach and Mettam's Pool. Let the collections at Fremantle Prison and Scitech capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Aspects of Kings Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Perth planning site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yellow Water Cruises and Koolpin Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Arnhem Land Escarpment and Anbangbang Rock Shelter. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder website.

Getting from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get some cultural insight at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Mala Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Opal Reef and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder website.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Port Douglas at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Skydiving. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Into The Blue Gallery, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach online tour builder.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake McKenzie and Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Brisbane

— 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Queensland Maritime Museum and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Albert Street Uniting Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurrawa Pratten Park (in Broadbeach) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.