60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Leura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
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, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Leura — 4 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Leura: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Yarramundi). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and hike along Grand Canyon track.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leura day trip planning site.

Sydney to Leura is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, Leura is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leura in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 5 nights

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately Main Beach away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to K'gari, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, take a tour of Maheno Ship Wreck, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, 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. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In August in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Seaview Art Gallery (in Caloundra), Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Noosa Safaris, and browse the exhibits of Art on Cairncross.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Noosa driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip builder.

Fly from Noosa to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take some stellar pictures from Mount Alexandra Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas route maker.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 8 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

You can plan Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Dedicate the 28th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne holiday builder tool.

You can 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 to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Melbourne are cooler (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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