60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Brisbane
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Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and indulge your taste buds at Mossman Saturday Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in February, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Get outdoors at Cape Tribulation Beach and Daintree Discovery Centre. Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

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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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel route planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:

3
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Head to Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Into The Blue Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Step out of Airlie Beach to go to Hamilton Island and see Catseye Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hastings Street and Artisans Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by The Real McCaul, view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

4
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Fraser Island

Visit Indian Head and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Central Station Rainforest and Lake Wabby.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Visiting Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Mt Gower will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

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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 Mrs Macquarie's Chair will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, visit The Rocks, and explore the galleries of ATTY Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Jenolan Caves. Get some cultural insight at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba Antique Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip website.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

6
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Watch Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Katoomba in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Walkatjara Art Uluru. Take a break from the city and head to Mutitjulu Waterhole and Lungkata Walk. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

7
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Kakadu National park and Nourlangie Rock will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mirray Lookout, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 15:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.