60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Caloundra
— 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, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Remarkable Rocks.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning website.

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. Visiting Sea All Dolphin Swims and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail in Altona--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey builder app.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cowes.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:

Cowes — 6 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at YCW Beach and Ventnor Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Wildlife Coast Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Conservation Hill Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Rock Beach, and kick back and relax at Kitty Miller Bay.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cowes road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nelson Bay.
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Nelson Bay — 2 nights

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Dolphin Swim Australia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to One Mile Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Little Beach Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and then see 4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Cowes to Nelson Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cowes in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nelson Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) 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.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Blue Mountains 4WD. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba holiday maker tool.

Getting from Nelson Bay to Katoomba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Sydney — 5 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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach will get you outdoors. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Caloundra.
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Caloundra — 5 nights

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bill's Boat Hire and Bike Hire and Noosa Main Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Caloundra side-trips: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Caloundra trip planning app.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In February in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Fraser Island — 6 nights

Visiting Lake McKenzie and Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach for some beach relaxation.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Caloundra to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately Kuranda away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Paddletrek Kayak Adventures and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. On the 26th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Walpa Gorge and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow 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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