60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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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 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 13th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in June, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 6 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Richmond) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katoomba online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly 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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, stroll through Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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, explore the activities along Champagne Pools, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In June in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Montville (Kondalilla Falls, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, &more) and Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, take some stellar pictures from Mount Tinbeerwah, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Noosa to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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 these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip tool.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough 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 Anbangbang Rock Shelter, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and stroll through Cahills Crossing.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. 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 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly 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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