60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Ventnor
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
13
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
When in Ventnor, make a side trip to see Cape Schanck Boardwalk in Flinders, approximately Flinders away.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ventnor online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newhaven, Cowes, Phillip Island, Summerlands, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, walk around Kanangra-Boyd National Park, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackheath trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ventnor to Blackheath. Traveling from Ventnor in April, you will find days in Blackheath are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 23:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Watermelon Red (in Peregian Beach). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Watermelon Red
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, make a trip to K'gari, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Daintree Tea
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

5
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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Elizas Gallery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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