60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Cairns
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 7 nights
+2
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 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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Melbourne
— 6 nights

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

6
nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, &more). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, and let the kids burn off some steam at Figtree Playground.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wabby, stroll through Eli Creek, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Fraser Island to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. You will leave for Noosa on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Noosa journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Noosa to Katoomba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Katoomba are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

6
nights
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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.