60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Cowes
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 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, Drive to Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 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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Perth
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Go for a jaunt from Cowes to Ventnor to see Ventnor Beach about 144 hours away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, get a new perspective on things with Fisher's Wetland, and kick back and relax at YCW Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cowes road trip planning site.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Cowes is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Medina to Cowes is 7 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Hobart

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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

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.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Lithgow (Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum & Hassan's Wall). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in January, with highs in Katoomba at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: highs in Fraser Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Explore Mooloolaba's surroundings by going to Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Gardners Falls). The adventure continues: cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and examine the collection at Opal Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brisbane route planner.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns route maker website.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in February since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm & Cape Trib Farm). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, and soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally go for a walk through Mala Walk. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Perth tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. In March, Perth is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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.