60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
8
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 45 min
9
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
13
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne visit planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Perth is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Nature
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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 parks, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, hike along Kuniya Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

Planning Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in November, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 parks and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns journey maker app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, Brisbane is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
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

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for parks, beaches, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, take a tour of Maheno Wreck, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

You can plan Fraser Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

Plan a Lord Howe Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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 parks, beaches, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
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 Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Bilpin Cider Company, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Breakr and then get curious at Questacon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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