60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
10
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
11
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
14
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne

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, 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 Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

5
nights
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: 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 flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, about 42 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

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

6
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Red Arrow Walk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Townsville

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 3.5 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

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Airlie Beach

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 travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas
Helicopter Tours

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.
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 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
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, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, 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 Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Maroochydore, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Aqua Fun Park, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

5
nights
Fraser Island

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, make a trip to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island journey planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

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, 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 fly from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, 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 Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

5
nights
Katoomba

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: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Horseback Riding Tours (in Megalong Valley) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

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. 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

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Bilpin Cider Company, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
nights
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.
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 get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

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

Traveling by flight from Katoomba to Hobart takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. 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 travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

6
nights
Melbourne

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, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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 4 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
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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