60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 5 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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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.
On the 1st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth travel route planner.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Denpasar in October, you will find days in Perth are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Newhaven (Forrest Caves, Phillip Island Helicopters, &more) and Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & A Maze'N Things). Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne attractions tool.

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. Traveling from Perth in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney online attractions planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katoomba sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 18th (Sun), play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Lord Howe Island - Sea to Summit Expeditions, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Katoomba to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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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 Brisbane's surroundings by going to GC Jet Boat & Parasail (in Main Beach), Padlockd Escape Rooms (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, don't miss a visit to Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

Plan my day in Brisbane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mapleton Observatory in Mapleton (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: gear up at Caloundra Jet Ski, explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, and walk around Buderim District Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Mooloolaba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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: make a trip to K'gari, contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island road trip planning app.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get out of town with these interesting Hervey Bay side-trips: Bundaberg (Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company & Bundaberg Rum Distillery), Maryborough (Whistle Stop Rail Museum & Mary Ann Steam Locomotive) and Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands (in Torbanlea). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Australian Adventure Park, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hervey Bay driving holiday planner.

Drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 5th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Cape Tribulation

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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Ocean Safari, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey website.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
On the 18th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with GBR Helicopters -Tours, head outdoors with The Bump Track, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 27th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.