60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur Historic Site, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in February: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

Discover how to plan a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

5
nights
Cairns

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 (Palm Cove Beach & Annie's Ladies Boutique). Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Myall Beach), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and stop by Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To plan Lord Howe Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

8
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). On the 28th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

Discover how to plan a Katoomba trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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