60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11​h 45​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Blackheath
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
9
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online attractions planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cairns. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Myall Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online visit planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton 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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Daintree to see Elizas Gallery about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas attractions site .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Elizas Gallery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, trek along Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Blackheath. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Traveling from Blackheath in July, expect Fraser Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach), Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra Coastal Walk, Mount Ninderry, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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

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