60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 3 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Ferry to Cowes
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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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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
— 6 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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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
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Perth — 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and take in the waterfront at South Perth Foreshore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth online visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Perth. In March, Perth is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cowes.
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Cowes — 5 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Step out of Cowes with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 3 hours away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve, kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, stroll through Cowes Beach, and explore the galleries of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cowes trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Perth to Cowes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Perth to Cowes, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cowes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip site.

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Spooners Lookout, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip tool.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately Main Beach away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 6 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and stroll through Indian Head.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel 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 11th (Thu) to allow 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: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Alexandra Headland Beach (in Alexandra Headland) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stop by Underground Surf, and take some stellar pictures from Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly 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.
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, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Mount Alexandra Lookout, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) 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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