60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Leura, Bilpin, Wentworth Falls Lake
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip builder.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, thensee the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary 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 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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: Laserzone Sunshine Coast (in Warana), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & SunJet Simulations). There's lots more to do: 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 take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Sea World Theme Park, Laserzone Sunshine Coast
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Airlie Beach on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton Island Art Gallery, &more). It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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 out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Thornton Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip maker.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

6
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with The Bump Track, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, trek along Yurmikmik Walks, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route tool.

Fly from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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