60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 6 nights
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
5
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
12
Melbourne
— 6 nights
13
Blackheath
— 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sydney Opera House and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
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 15th (Sat): stroll through Ned's Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Bank Parklands and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Queens Park in Ipswich, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane is minus 0.5 hours. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Queens Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and try for a hole-in-one at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kids will enjoy SunJet Simulations and Aussie World. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & McCarthy's Lookout). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc., cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, get in on the family fun at The Ole Lollie Shop, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip app.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Buderim, Nambour, Maleny, Palmview
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Aussie World ©
Aussie World
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach will thrill your kids.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Blue Arrow Circuit, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour website.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Ellis Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Cow Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree (Daintree Tea & Daintree Wild Zoo). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Twin Falls and Mamukala Billabong. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, get great views at Mirray Lookout, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jenolan Caves and Trees Adventure Grose River Park. Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, take in the dramatic natural features at Wind Eroded Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blackheath trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Blackheath with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Blackheath hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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