60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Collins St/Swanston St and Prahran Marketfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne, contemplate the long history of Melbourne Town Hall, and examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Four Pillars Distillery, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, The Mystery Rooms Melbourne, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:
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Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and Katoomba Antique Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Blue Mountains Chocolate Company. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Lithgow (Ida Falls & Hassan's Wall), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Katoomba Cascades.

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Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Katoomba are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, Blue Mountains National Park, Gordon Falls Lookout, Bilpin Cider Company, Dryridge Estate
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

8
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 discover tucked-away gems like Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Shop till you drop at The Strand Arcade and Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Albion Park Rail (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society & HARS Aviation Museum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, experience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 30:
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island journey planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Museum and Photography Tours. Appreciate the collections at SparkLab, ScienCentre and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, admire the striking features of Customs House, contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and examine the collection at Old Government House.

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Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
St. John's Anglican Cathedral ©
St. John's Anglican Cathedral
Albert Street Uniting Church ©
Albert Street Uniting Church

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Indian Head and Boomanjin lake.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip planning app.

You can fly from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Head to Rusty's Market and Tanks Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Samurai Gallery Australia and Cairns Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Etty Bay (in Innisfail). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Crystal Caves, Etty Bay, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Behana Gorge Waterfall
Behana Gorge Waterfall
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and Cape Tribulation Beach. Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree (Daintree Tea, Elizas Gallery, &more), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and get outside with Horses in Port.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Anbangbang Billabong and Koolpin Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) side-trips: Mary River National Park (in Mary River National Park) and Injalak Arts (in Gunbalanya). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey planning site.

Fly from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park, Injalak Arts
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Field of Light. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Step out of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to go to Alice Springs and see Curtin Springs, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Curtin Springs
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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