60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 1 night
2
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
4
Leura
— 5 nights
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
7
Caloundra
— 5 nights
8
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
10
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
11
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Swan River and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Perth. November in Perth sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, then get up close to creatures of the deep with All Sea Charters, and then trot along with Jesters Flat. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at Margaret River Unplugged.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dunsborough travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Perth to Dunsborough in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Busselton, Jesters Flat
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
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All Sea Charters ©
All Sea Charters
Jesters Flat ©
Jesters Flat
Margaret River Unplugged ©
Margaret River Unplugged

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dunsborough to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leura trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Leura to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Leura in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney by Kayak
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caloundra: Noosa (Noosa Main Beach, Noosa National Park, &more), Watermelon Red (in Peregian Beach) and The Noosa Spa (in Noosaville).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Caloundra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Noosa, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Beach Hire ©
Golden Beach Hire
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
The Noosa Spa ©
The Noosa Spa

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with Ocean Safari, surround yourself with nature on D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

Find out how to plan Cape Tribulation trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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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, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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