60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive
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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
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Fri), look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery and then take a tour of Whitsunday Passage. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planning site.

Gladstone to Airlie Beach is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Gladstone in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.
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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation tour builder tool.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. 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 4th (Sun) so you can travel 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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Wild Zoo in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour builder tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ubirr.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) 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.
Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time 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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, and admire the natural beauty at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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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, contemplate the waterfront views at Boomanjin lake, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (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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