60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 5 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
— 5 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
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Paris

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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.
Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Paris, France to Port Douglas is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Port Douglas, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Cape Tribulation — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, trot along with a tour on horseback, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Noosa.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

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: Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli) and Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, and shop like a local with Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Noosa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to K'gari, take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, and relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary site.

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 August in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Brisbane — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Birrunga Gallery & Dining, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.
Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Richmond), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Katoomba online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Melbourne — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in August, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Side Trip

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 in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 31st (Wed).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of car and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.