60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, and hike along Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Cape Tribulation

— 3 nights
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 Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Cairns

— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire all the interesting features of Red Arrow Walk.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour builder tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

Townsville

— 1 night
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville tour planner.

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Airlie Beach

— 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Brisbane

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Zipline in Gold Coast--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

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Fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

Mooloolaba

— 3 nights
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Mooloolaba is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, make a trip to Chambers Island, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

Sydney

— 7 nights

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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fraser Island in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

Katoomba

— 5 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Horseback Riding Tours (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, trek along The Giant Stairway, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in February, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

Melbourne

— 6 nights

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.