60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Train to Sydney, 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
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Melbourne — 5 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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 6 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Yarramundi), Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, and stroll through Narrow Neck Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time 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, get outside with Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fraser Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, ferry, and car from Katoomba to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Katoomba in July: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Yandina Markets (in Yandina), Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, Mooloolaba Beach, &more) and Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Wirreanda Park). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Noosa Regional gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at ikatan Balinese Day Spa.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noosa online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Gold Coast Canal Cruises), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Padlockd Escape Rooms & Bar (in Surfers Paradise). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and relax and rejuvenate at The Deep Retreat Port Douglas.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ocean Safari, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip maker website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 13th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder site.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

Plan trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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