60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+5
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 15 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). The adventure continues: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, get great views at The Three Sisters, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Everglades Historic House and Gardens

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & SunJet Simulations) and Laserzone Sunshine Coast (in Warana). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Laserzone Sunshine Coast, Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Airlie Beach on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton Island Art Gallery, &more). It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, cool off at Cairns Wake park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

6
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for 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 Aug 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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, hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Field of Light, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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