60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 6 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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Raptor Domain. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island tour itinerary maker app.

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

6
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wentworth Falls Lookout will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, trek along Charles Darwin walk, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and stroll through Horseshoe Falls Walk.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katoomba online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kangaroo Island to Katoomba in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Katoomba is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

7
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will thrill your kids. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of The Rocks, and visit Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island itinerary site.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Wolf Rock Dive Centre and Marcoola Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast & Mooloolaba Beach), Queensland Zoo (in Woombye) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, and look for all kinds of wild species at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa road trip planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Noosa in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Airlie Beach

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 Catseye Beach. Attractions like Hamilton Island Golf Club and Passage Peak make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Jetryder in Hamilton Island (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, have fun at Muddy's Playground, stop by Other, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Walpa Gorge and Field of Light. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Bring the kids along to The Great Ocean Road and Royal Botanic Gardens. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday maker app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildlife Coast Cruises and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Kids will enjoy Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowes Beach, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.