60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
11
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
13
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

5
nights
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 Nourlangie Rock. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) planner .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, and explore the striking landscape of Mowbray National Park.

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

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Thornton Beach and Photography Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Daintree Tea (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation visit planning app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip website .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

Discover how to plan a Airlie Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Popular historic sites such as Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kings Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Chenrezig Institute, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Visiting Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 12.5 hours. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting The National Pass and Blue Mountains will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Katoomba Cascades.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Koala Conservation Centre will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Swan River and Caversham Wildlife Park. Visit Fremantle Prison and The Bell Tower for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Elizabeth Quay, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Perth reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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