60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights

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.
Head to Collins St/Swanston St and Prahran Marketfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor) and Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, steep yourself in history at Melbourne Town Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, The Mystery Rooms Melbourne, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Four Pillars Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and Gallery One88 will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Blue Mountains Chocolate Company. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Lithgow (Ida Falls & Hassan's Wall), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, get great views at Boar’s Head Lookout, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba attractions planning tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Katoomba are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, Blue Mountains National Park, Hat Hill Gallery, Dryridge Estate, Bilpin Cider Company
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Vaucluse House. Shop till you drop at The Strand Arcade and Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Albion Park Rail (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society & HARS Aviation Museum). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island journey planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Museum and Albert Street Uniting Church. Appreciate the collections at SparkLab, ScienCentre and Birrunga Gallery & Dining. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the striking features of Customs House, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
St. John's Anglican Cathedral ©
St. John's Anglican Cathedral
Albert Street Uniting Church ©
Albert Street Uniting Church

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Indian Head and Champagne Pools.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip planning app.

You can fly from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Head to Rusty's Market and Cairns Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Samurai Gallery Australia and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Etty Bay (in Innisfail) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, sample the fine beverages at Mt. Uncle Distillery, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Etty Bay, Tanks Arts Centre, The Crystal Caves
Highlights from your plan
Nudey Beach
Nudey Beach
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

6
nights
Port Douglas

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 the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Ngarru Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Daintree (Daintree Tea, Elizas Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, view the masterpieces at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Wonga Beach, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Anbangbang Billabong and Koolpin Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) side-trips: Mary River National Park (in Mary River National Park) and Injalak Arts (in Gunbalanya). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park, Injalak Arts
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Step out of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to go to Alice Springs and see Curtin Springs, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Curtin Springs
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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