60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 8 nights
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Drive to River Heads, 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
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
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Fly

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Brisbane

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, &more), Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Maleny Dairies) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools, head off the coast to Waddy Point, take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island day trip website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Cairns

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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online itinerary maker.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas visit planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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Melbourne

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Katoomba

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. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and hike along The National Pass.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Katoomba, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sydney

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lord Howe Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.