60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Ferry to Cowes
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 6 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
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 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

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and finally stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Caversham Wildlife Park, then learn about winemaking at Talijancich Wines, then don't miss a visit to Fremantle Prison, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Skopje to Perth. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Skopje in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Do your shopping at Tyde and Cowes Bazaar and Gallery. And it doesn't end there: make a short side trip with Wildlife Coast Cruises, kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, stroll through Red Rock Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Perth to Cowes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, you will find days in Cowes are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Head to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Federation Squarefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online 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. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Shopping · 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.
Get in touch with nature at Wild Ocean Tasmania and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Stewarts Bay in Port Arthur (about 1h 10 min away). On the 1st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, stroll through Kingston Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Lost Bear Gallery and Gallery One88 will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and The Nookfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In February, Katoomba is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Tours · Parks · 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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Long Reef Point (in Collaroy Beach), Rowland Reserve (in Newport) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Relax by the water at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planning website.

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. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Brisbane

— 5 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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach. Caloundra Lighthouses and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Caloundra (Kings Beach & Downtown Caloundra) and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, stroll around South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary site.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Above & Below Photography Gallery. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Hamilton Island Golf Club in Hamilton Island, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online attractions planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Honey House) and Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Palm Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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 Four Mile Beach. Daintree Entomological museum and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation Beach (in Cape Tribulation). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuniya Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Lungkata Walk. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone 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 your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

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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.