60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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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
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Katoomba — 4 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) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Cahill's Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car 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: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip website.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in July, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 10th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) 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 in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 19th (Mon).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 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, stroll through Ubirr, hike along Kubara, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwurr Art Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) planner.

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 26th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (in Tanawha) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Day Spa Noosa, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, trek along Mount Cooroora, and take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Noosa route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Noosa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) 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: make a trip to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary website.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour builder site.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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