60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Mooloolaba
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: St. Petersburg

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Adventure World Perth Australia and Warnbro Beach. Step out of Perth to go to Fremantle and see Fremantle Prison, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planning site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Perth is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Perth, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in December, things will get much hotter in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Warnbro Beach, Fremantle Prison, Adventure World Perth Australia, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne route maker website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
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.
Kids will enjoy Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks 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

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kings Beach and Peregian Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bulcock Beach in Caloundra (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Peregian Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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 enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Change things up with a short trip to Watersports Guru in Kingscliff (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

Plan trip to Gold Coast with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

6
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 Australia Zoo and Mooloolaba Beach. Go for a jaunt from Mooloolaba to Yandina to see Mount Ninderry about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, get in on the family fun at The Ginger Factory, enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, and laugh and play at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba online route planner .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Palmview, Woombye, Yandina, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Aussie World ©
Aussie World

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will enjoy Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Bring the kids along to Palm Cove Beach and Sugarworld Waterpark. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, cool off at Cairns Wake park, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Wonga Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

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