60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, 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
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Perth
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Cairns

— 4 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 (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 3 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.
Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest.

Make your Cape Tribulation itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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 the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 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. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary planner.

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 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Airlie Beach

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Airlie Beach takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Airlie Beach. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 3 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Flame Hill Vineyard (in Montville). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, look for gifts at Peticular, play a few rounds at Cooroy Golf Club, and get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa online route planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 3 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Go for a jaunt from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg to see Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, make a trip to The Pier, and grab your bike and head to Esplanade.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and step aboard Maheno Wreck.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island visit planning site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. In November in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley), Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider, Bilpin Cider Company, &more) and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, get great views at The Three Sisters, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Katoomba in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 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, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 5 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 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

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.
On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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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.