60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 6 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 Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Horseback Riding Tours & Cape Tribulation Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Cebu City, Philippines to Port Douglas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Cebu City to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

5
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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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately Main Beach away. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

6
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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 Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Caloundra (Sunshine Coast Turf Club & Kings Beach) and Currimundi Lake (in Currimundi). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Noosa road trip app.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and identify plant and animal life at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island itinerary maker.

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 March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Katoomba

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: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Katoomba takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in March, things will get slightly colder in Katoomba: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lagoon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island route planner.

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. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Change things up with a short trip to Ventnor Beach in Ventnor (about 144 hours away). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, kick back and relax at YCW Beach, stroll through Berrys Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

Find out how to plan Cowes trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cowes in 9 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cowes due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Cowes are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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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.
Dedicate the 17th (Sat) 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, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Perth

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.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Life Wellness Massage Therapy.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Perth driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.