60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
1
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + bus + train + foot + ferry:  9​h 30​min
8
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: St. Petersburg

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Four Mile Beach and Thornton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Cape Tribulation Beach) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning app .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Port Douglas, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Port Douglas is much hotter than St. Petersburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Tranquility Falls, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Family-friendly places like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fraser Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in January, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Attractions like Mooloolaba Beach and BLAST Aqua Park Coolum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Mooloolaba to go to Yandina and see Mount Ninderry, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, and cool off at Aqua Fun Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mooloolaba fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Warana, Aqua Fun Park, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Mount Ninderry, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Head National Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts Gold Coast, putt your heart out at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

7
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 Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Attractions like Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online day trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Attractions like Cowes Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay, Head underground at Forrest Caves, kick back and relax at The Colonnades, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight, train, and ferry from Lord Howe Island to Cowes in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Newhaven, YCW Beach, The Nobbies Centre, Kitty Miller Bay
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Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online visit planner .

Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, hike along Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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