60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site.

Bournemouth, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Melbourne is 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bournemouth in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Katoomba

— 5 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online day trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Twin Featherz, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Brisbane in August, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Alice Springs

— 4 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire all the interesting features of Earl Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online vacation maker.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Alice Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Elizas Gallery & Daintree Tea). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Darwin

— 5 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (Walker Creek & Helicopter Tours). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and view the masterpieces at Framed Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. In September, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Port Douglas - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 8 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing site.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.