60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Leura
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h
4
Cairns
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Cairo

7
nights
Melbourne

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 the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Sovereign Hill about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cairo to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Brett Whiteley Studio or Sydney Fish Market. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in Albion Park Rail, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

7
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Leura side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong). On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, hike along Grand Canyon track, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leura tour planner .

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Leura, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Village Gallery (in Palm Cove). Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and take some stellar pictures from Earl Hill.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in August, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Atherton, Barron Gorge National Park, Historic Village Herberton
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Grassy Hill, Bloomfield Waterfall, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Ngarru Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at With Sugar, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in September since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can 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

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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