60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Stokes Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online driving holiday planner.

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

6
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Prince Henry Cliff Walk will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, trek along Charles Darwin walk, stroll through The Giant Stairway, and admire all the interesting features of The National Pass.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Kangaroo Island to Katoomba in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:

7
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Harbour National Park. Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks will thrill your kids. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island itinerary site.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Noosa National Park and Wolf Rock Dive Centre. Kids will appreciate attractions like Peregian Beach and Marcoola Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Queensland Zoo (in Woombye), Caloundra (Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, &more) and Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast & Mooloolaba Beach). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, and look for all kinds of wild species at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa road trip planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Noosa in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

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Fraser Island

Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Great Walk. Attractions like Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Island (Passage Peak & Jetryder).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online journey planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and stop by Other.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online holiday maker.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

3
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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.
Visiting Uluru and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and make a trip to Field of Light.

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Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

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.
Bring the kids along to The Great Ocean Road and Royal Botanic Gardens. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday maker app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

6
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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildlife Coast Cruises and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Kids will enjoy Koala Conservation Centre and Cowes Beach. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at YCW Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, identify plant and animal life at Conservation Hill Reserve, and step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

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Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

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.