60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Perth
— 3 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Ferry to Cowes
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Get outdoors at Warnbro Beach and Swan River. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and stroll through Cottesloe Beach.

Discover how to plan a Perth trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Skopje to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Skopje in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Get outdoors at Wildlife Coast Cruises and Cape Woolamai Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at YCW Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Tyde, stroll through Phillip Island Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Berrys Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cowes trip planning app.

Getting from Perth to Cowes by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cowes. Traveling from Perth in January, expect nights in Cowes to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Head to Museum of Chinese Australian History and Collins St/Swanston Stfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner.

Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Port Arthur Historic Site and Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kingston Beach and Fortescue Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Stewarts Bay (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours, and sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for slightly colder days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout and The Three Sisters. You'll explore and learn at Lost Bear Gallery and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney

— 6 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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Long Reef Point (in Collaroy Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Sandy Cape Lighthouse will get you outdoors. Visit Eli Creek and Indian Head for some beach relaxation.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island journey builder site.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: highs in Fraser Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Brisbane

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre capture your imagination. Caloundra Lighthouses and Gallery of Modern Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and walk around South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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 1st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach holiday planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Brisbane in February, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Do your shopping at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Peter Jarver Gallery), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factoryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas route maker app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuniya Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Lungkata Walk. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and go for a walk through Mala Walk.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to 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 March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.