60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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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
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

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Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) 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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder website.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
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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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

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Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Creative Tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Caloundra (SunJet Simulations, Moffat Beach, &more) and Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, stop by Watermelon Red, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Noosa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time 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: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and take a tour of Maheno Ship Wreck.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island day trip tool.

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. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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 a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker 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. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, kick back and relax at Blinky Beach, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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 beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, take some stellar pictures from Evans Lookout, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 6th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 8th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Katoomba - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, head outdoors with Uluru Astro Tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder 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. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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