60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary planner
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Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, 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 Cairns, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, &more), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Noosa Safaris, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emu Mountain, and view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Leura.
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Leura — 6 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. Get out of town with these interesting Leura side-trips: Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley), Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Richmond) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout, hike along Fortress Rock, take in the pleasant sights at Gordon Falls Lookout, and head outdoors with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leura trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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.
Dedicate the 31st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leura in August: highs in Melbourne hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 5 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: stroll through Uluru, get outside with Uluru Astro Tour, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

You can plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 12°C. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 10th (Sat).
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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, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maguk Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 18th (Sun), you're off 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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation visit planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cape Tribulation in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 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 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip tool.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel 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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