60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Caloundra
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Raptor Domain. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island route maker website.

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from London to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9

6
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Melbourne

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.
Visiting Sea All Dolphin Swims and Rap Jumping will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

6
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at YCW Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Wildlife Coast Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wildlife Coast Cruises
4.7

2
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Dolphin Swim Australia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to One Mile Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Little Beach Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and then see 4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Cowes to Nelson Bay in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cowes in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nelson Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Tomaree Head
5.0

6
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Blue Mountains 4WD. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at The Three Sisters, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Katoomba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

5
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Sydney

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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Clovelly Beach will get you outdoors. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach. On your second day here, stroll through 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.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9

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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bill's Boat Hire and Bike Hire and Mount Coolum. Get out of town with these interesting Caloundra side-trips: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains), Peregian Beach (in Peregian Beach) and Noosa (Underground Surf & Noosa Main Beach).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Caloundra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. February in Caloundra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Waddy Point will get you outdoors. Visit Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach for some beach relaxation.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
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World heritage site
Central Station Rainforest
4.5

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately Kuranda away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

3
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Cape Tribulation

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.
Get in touch with nature at Paddletrek Kayak Adventures and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation route planning tool.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures
4.9

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Walpa Gorge and Lungkata Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

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