60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

Find out how to plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, let the kids burn off some steam at Langley Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation attractions site .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

5
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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club, get outside with Horses in Port, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, stroll through Indian Head, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

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

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in December since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Conondale National Park (in Kenilworth) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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

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. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Conondale National Park, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

7
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 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
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) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). On the 2nd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake, trek along The Giant Stairway, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba travel route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls Lake
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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