60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mooloolaba
— 7 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
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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.
Attractions like Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Discovery Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Diwan and see Alexandra Bay Waterfall, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
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Cairns

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Barron Falls (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, make a trip to Green Island, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Airlie Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Marina. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Go-Kart Racing Track, Jetryder, &more) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aqua Park Bli Bli and Aussie World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Maleny (McCarthy's Lookout & Maleny Dairies). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, stroll through Bulcock Beach, and make a splash at Aqua Fun Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Mooloolaba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

Family-friendly places like Champagne Pools and Lake Birrabeen will thrill your kids.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Sydney

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning website.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, and trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online trip builder.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Melbourne

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.
Bring the kids along to The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Scienceworks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary site.

Fly from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.