60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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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)
— 6 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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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 4 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
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Manchester

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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 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
nights
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.
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, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning website.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jabiru, and surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner.

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. Traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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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.
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, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Field of Light, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner.

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. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

6
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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.
Dedicate the 31st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 3rd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately Faulconbridge away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online vacation builder.

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 November, things will get a bit warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

6
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planner.

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

2
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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island tour planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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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: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route builder.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, look for gifts at Underground Surf, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

5
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, explore the activities along Eli Creek, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.