60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, &more), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, and take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary app.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, look for gifts at Bones and Jones, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Cape Tribulation

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

Port Douglas

— 7 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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 8 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 6:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, hike along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Phillip Island Helicopters (in Newhaven) and Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes). Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, test your problem-solving skills at EscapeXperience, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online journey builder.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

Katoomba

— 7 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:

Sydney

— 6 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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney online travel route planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 28:

Gold Coast

— 5 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain) and Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, get some thrills out on the water with Jetpack Flyboard Adventures, test your problem-solving skills at Padlockd Escape Rooms, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.