60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 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
— 5 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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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Perth

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison. On the next day, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth day trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 10-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, with highs in Perth at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 7 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get great views at The Three Sisters, take a peaceful walk through Perry's Lookdown, and head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Katoomba itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, stroll through Indian Head, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island tour builder app.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Fraser Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, &more). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 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 (Daintree Tea & Elizas Gallery). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, get great views at Mirray Lookout, and stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) 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.