60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, 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 Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney

— 6 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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and visit Darling Harbour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track.

Before you visit Katoomba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, Katoomba is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Hobart

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock, learn insider's secrets on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hobart fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in April: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 13th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road 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. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Perth

— 5 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 Perth's surroundings by going to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Perth fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, explore the activities along Lake Jabiru, and trek along Gubara.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 and take pictures at Uluru, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Port Douglas

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Port Douglas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Cairns

— 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Daydream Island Day Spa.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach route website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, head off the coast to Waddy Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and stroll through Indian Head.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fraser Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning app.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.