60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Mirray Lookout. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip website.

Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 168-hour travel. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Manchester to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for 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 Oct 19 — 25:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

3
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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.
Attractions like Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Melbourne Gaol and Australian Sports Museum. The Johnston Collection and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Leura Post Office. Change things up with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bonaventure's Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

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

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker app.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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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 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and David Fleay Wildlife Park. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Brisbane and see City Botanic Gardens, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Get a sense of the local culture at Seaview Art Gallery and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Go for a jaunt from Mooloolaba to Maleny to see Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba day trip planning 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 November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, North Shore Dog Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Chenrezig Institute, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Indian Head and Fraser Island Great Walk.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in November, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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 Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Tranquility Falls in Daintree--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Visit Cow Bay Beach and Thornton Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree National Park. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours

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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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Crystal Cascades. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit, explore the galleries of Bones and Jones, and don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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