60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

Make it your trip
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Perth
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 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 Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Perth driving holiday website.

Bern, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bern to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Bern in December, expect Perth to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Pressing Matters (in Richmond), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Wild Ocean Tasmania, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Torquay

— 1 night
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Torquay online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Fortress Rock, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Torquay to Katoomba in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Katoomba is a bit warmer than Torquay - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney

— 7 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: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, visit The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Brisbane

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba) and The Heart of Beauty (in Peregian Beach). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Champagne Pools, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, stroll through Eli Creek, and see Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car 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 January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Jetryder, Go-Kart Racing Track, &more) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach route planning tool.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in January since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm (in Cape Tribulation), Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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, go for a walk through Mala Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.