60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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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, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Ferry to Cowes
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Cowes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Graz, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Palm Cove) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Cairns. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Central Station Rainforest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island travel planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours and Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Moffat Beach (in Caloundra), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, take a tour by water with Fish Noosa, relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Noosa trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. 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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island visit planning site.

Fly from Noosa to Lord Howe Island in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Sydney

— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: North Wollongong Beach (in Wollongong) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, make a trip to Hyde Park Barracks, and visit Darling Harbour.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls Lookout and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take a memorable tour with Tours, and hike along Charles Darwin walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Hobart

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Wild Island Tasmania. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Port Arthur (The Commandants House & Three Capes Track). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, shop like a local with Rosny Farm, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and explore the world behind art at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary maker tool.

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 slightly colder 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 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes

— 6 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Appreciate the collections at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Visiting Wildlife Coast Cruises and Koala Conservation Centre will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cowes Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at YCW Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, and head outdoors with The Nobbies.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cowes itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Cowes by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at WaterMaarq and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Wine Compass (in Mt Martha) and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, admire the striking features of Old Treasury Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get in touch with nature at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mala Walk. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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.