60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 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, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to London

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Cairns — 5 nights

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: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm & Cape Trib Farm) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 6 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & McCarthy's Lookout), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mount Tinbeerwah, and experience the excitement of SunJet Simulations.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa online route maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brisbane, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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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 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning site.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 7 nights

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: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider, Bilpin Cider Company, &more) and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake, get great views at Spooners Lookout, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katoomba road trip site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take an in-depth tour of Melbourne Holocaust Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in May: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 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. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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