60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: 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.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island vacation app .

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, & more) and SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, stroll through Indian Head, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Green Island, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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 find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Myall Beach, & more), Diwan (Daintree Entomological museum & Alexandra Bay Waterfall) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour website .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, South Perth Foreshore, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site) and Raspins Beach (in Orford). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Hobart is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in March, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge, Raspins Beach, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, get curious at Questacon, and identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Canberra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba online tour planner .

Getting from Canberra to Katoomba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in March, Katoomba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Megalong Valley, The National Pass
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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