60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  29​h
1
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Katoomba
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Edinburgh

5
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.
Head to Funstuff by Lynda and Ngarru Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planning website .

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. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in February, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

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 outdoors at Thornton Beach and Daintree National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree Discovery Centre. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Cow Bay Beach about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation road trip website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. 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

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Into The Blue Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Before you visit Airlie Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 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 Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Artisans Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: stop by The Real McCaul, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Noosa vacation planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Marcoola Beach, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and K'gari.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route builder app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

6
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clontarf Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or ATTY Gallery. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wentworth Falls and The National Pass. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Perry's Lookdown, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, and view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery.

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Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take a stroll around Federation Square, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Katoomba in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Kitty Miller Bay
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Get some cultural insight at Walkatjara Art and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Motor Car Falls and Twin Falls. Mamukala Wetlands and Koolpin Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and trek along Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker site .

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 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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