60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

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: Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum (in Lithgow), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba planner .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. December in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip builder .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach), SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra) and Laserzone Sunshine Coast (in Warana). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Laserzone Sunshine Coast, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Green Island, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car 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 Jan 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum.

Plan my day in Cape Tribulation using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

Plan my Port Douglas trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach, Elizas Gallery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, explore the activities along Swan River, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Lake Claremont, Fremantle Prison, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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