60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  15​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
8
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Leura
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Ball's Pyramid. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip planning website .

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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

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.
Village Gallery and Underart Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Photography Tours) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planning site .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Des Spencer Galleries and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 27th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 2nd (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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.
Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Exmouth.

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

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visit Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Ningaloo Reef. There's more to do: stroll through Wobiri Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Exmouth takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Exmouth is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June; daily highs in Exmouth reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and shop like a local with Degraves Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne tour builder website .

Fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Exmouth in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Strathnairn Gallery or Drill Hall Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian War Memorial and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast (in Wallaroo) and Village Antiques (in Bungendore). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, engage your brain at Questacon, and browse the exhibits of Scott Leggo Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Canberra day trip planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in June since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bungendore, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

6
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Do your shopping at Lost Bear Gallery and Gallery One88. Change things up with these side-trips from Leura: Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leura online road trip planner .

Drive from Canberra to Leura in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Leura is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Perry's Lookdown, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

8
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.
Let the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and White Rabbit Gallery capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

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

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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