60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Geneva in August since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:

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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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Animal Tracks Safari, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, get great views at Mirray Lookout, and explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

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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.
Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin (Pine Crest Orchard & Hillbilly Cider). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Katoomba day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Barolin Rocks (in Bargara), Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits (in Childers) and Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company (in Bundaberg). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, take in the waterfront at The Pier, and look for gifts at Mind, Body and Soul.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hervey Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hervey Bay, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 3.5 hours. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Yandina Markets (in Yandina). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa route maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Yoga Rhythms (in Kippa-Ring). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday site.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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