60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  29​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Faulconbridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Berriedale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h
11
Fremantle
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  24​h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Plan my day in Port Douglas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Edinburgh, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in March; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Let the collections at Village Gallery and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum capture your imagination. Underart Gallery and St Monica's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Village Gallery ©
Village Gallery

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.
You'll explore and learn at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Australian National Maritime Museum and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The National Pass and Lennox Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Faulconbridge side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Lithgow (Blackfellows Hand Cave, Eskbank House and Museum, & more) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls and explore the galleries of Lost Bear Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Faulconbridge trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Faulconbridge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, Faulconbridge is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lithgow, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, The National Pass, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House. National Gallery of Australia and Questacon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan) and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Faulconbridge to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Faulconbridge in March, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Shoalhaven River Gorge
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and The Johnston Collection for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the exhibits of Old Treasury Building, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get some cultural insight at Sovereign Hill and Langi Morgala Museum. Maldon General Cemetery and St Augustine's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum (in Chewton) and Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery (in Castlemaine). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat, and examine the collection at Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Melbourne to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berriedale.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bendigo Art Gallery, Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery, Langi Morgala Museum, Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, Maldon General Cemetery
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Langi Morgala Museum ©
Langi Morgala Museum

2
nights
Berriedale

Berriedale ©
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Shene Tasmania and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Berriedale vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ballarat to Berriedale by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Berriedale

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, St John the Baptist Chuch, Shene Tasmania
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Paupers Depot. Get some historical perspective at Cape Raoul and Australian Convict Sites. Spend a day of island exploring on the 21st (Tue) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Three Capes Track and steep yourself in history at The Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planning tool .

Drive from Berriedale to Port Arthur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

7
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Popular historic sites such as Fremantle Prison and Fremantle History Walking Tour are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Nostalgia Box Museum and WA Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fremantle: The Railway Museum (in Bassendean), Perth (The Perth Mint, Swan River, & more) and Kalamunda History Village (in Kalamunda). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Adam Monk Photography Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Norm wrightson hairway.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Arthur to Fremantle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Arthur to Fremantle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Port Arthur in April, with highs in Fremantle at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Perth, Kalamunda History Village, The Railway Museum, Aviation Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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