60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli) and Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, &more). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, get great views at Laguna Lookout, add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Noosa, and skim along the rocks with Grab Rock.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary app.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 11th (Sun) 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, let the river carry you with Ocean Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 7 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 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and take an unforgettable tour with GBR Helicopters -Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 8 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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, hike along Kuniya Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning site.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 12.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly 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 these side-trips from Melbourne: Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes) and Phillip Island Helicopters (in Newhaven). Dedicate the 15th (Sun) 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 Immigration Museum, test your problem-solving skills at EscapeXperience, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online journey builder.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel 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.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Yarramundi) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, and hike along Fortress Rock.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Katoomba hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive 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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 5 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain) and Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, zoom along the surf with Jetpack Flyboard Adventures, join in the after-dark buzz at Padlockd Escape Rooms & Bar, and view the masterpieces at Anthea Polson Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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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