60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. The Rocks and Museum of Sydney will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

5
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and Strathnairn Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan), Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines (in Bredbo) and Tootsie (in Yass). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the galleries of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, view the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery, and engage your brain at Questacon.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tootsie, Shoalhaven River Gorge, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, browse the exhibits of Buxton Contemporary, and get into the urban bustle at Federation Square.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning website .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Maguk Gorge and Twin Falls. Ubirr and Motor Car Falls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) 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
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
You'll explore and learn at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Tranquility Falls in Daintree--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, 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 outdoors at Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Village Gallery and Samurai Gallery Australia. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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 29th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach vacation website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Peregian Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mooloolaba Beach and Moffat Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Eumundi (Artisans Gallery, Tina Cooper Gallery, & more), Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, & more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, Brisbane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Peregian Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fraser Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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