60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Melbourne

— 7 nights

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.
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 Distillery Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor), Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, take an unorthodox tour of The Mystery Rooms Melbourne, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
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 combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:

Sydney

— 8 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary and HARS Aviation Museum. Shop till you drop at The Strand Arcade and Westfield Sydney. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Albion Park Rail to see Historical Aircraft Restoration Society about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk.

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Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 30:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
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 Lord Howe Island Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Brisbane

— 5 nights

Australia's New World City

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 Albert Street Uniting Church. Appreciate the collections at SparkLab, ScienCentre and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral, admire the striking features of Customs 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

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Champagne Pools and Lake Allom.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Rusty's Market and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Appreciate the collections at Samurai Gallery Australia and The Crystal Caves. Step out of Cairns to go to Innisfail and see Etty Bay, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Behana Gorge Waterfall, sample the fine beverages at Mt. Uncle Distillery, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:

Port Douglas

— 6 nights
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 Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant. Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Daintree (Daintree Tea, Elizas Gallery, &more) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
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). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and explore and take pictures at Mirray Lookout.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
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 Kuniya Walk. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art Uluru. 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 much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 7:

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.