60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+5
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi + bus:  16​h 30​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Cairns
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Cape Range National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Exmouth sightseeing planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Exmouth is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Exmouth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in June: highs in Exmouth hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Exmouth to Melbourne by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Exmouth in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Koala Conservation Centre, The Nobbies Centre, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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 get to explore Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and National Zoo and Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River) and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, and steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra day trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in June since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to The National Pass and Grand Canyon track. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along The Giant Stairway, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and get outside with Evans Lookout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Katoomba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in June: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Evans Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

8
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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Step out of Sydney to go to Whale Beach and see Whale Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Justice & Police Museum, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday website .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Whale Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island route maker .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island vacation planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 12.5 hours. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Appreciate the collections at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Step out of Cairns to go to Atherton and see The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

7
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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. On the next day, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

Plan a trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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