60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Caloundra
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning website.

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9

6
nights
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Sea All Dolphin Swims and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online holiday planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

6
nights
Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at YCW Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Wildlife Coast Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cowes road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wildlife Coast Cruises
4.7

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Dolphin Swim Australia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to One Mile Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Little Beach Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and then see 4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Cowes to Nelson Bay in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cowes in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nelson Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tomaree Head ©
Wildlife Area
Tomaree Head
5.0

6
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, see Blue Mountains 4WD, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba holiday maker tool.

Getting from Nelson Bay to Katoomba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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The National Pass ©
Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

5
nights
Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach will get you outdoors. Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
The Rocks ©
Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

2
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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 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Ned's Beach ©
Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0
Lagoon Beach ©
Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9

5
nights
Caloundra

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bill's Boat Hire and Bike Hire and Glass House Mountains National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Caloundra side-trips: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Peregian Beach (in Peregian Beach) and Noosa (Underground Surf & Noosa Main Beach).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Caloundra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. February in Caloundra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Fraser Island

Visiting Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek will get you outdoors.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
Central Station Rainforest ©
World heritage site
Central Station Rainforest
4.5

4
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

3
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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 in touch with nature at Paddletrek Kayak Adventures and Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures
4.9

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. On the 26th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker tool.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Kuniya Walk and Lungkata Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your trip
Uluru ©
World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
Kuniya Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

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