60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Amsterdam

3
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Olive Farm Wines, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, relax in the rural setting at Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, explore the activities along Swan River, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's Anglican Church.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perth road trip planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Perth. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, St Matthew's Anglican Church
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
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Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

4
days
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club, trek along Grand Canyon track, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackheath travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru to Blackheath. November in Blackheath sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Katoomba
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

4
days
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, and stroll through Indian Head.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Traveling from Blackheath in November, Fraser Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

8
days
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 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Coogee Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Lagoon Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #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

5
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Kings Beach, Kondalilla National Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
days
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cape Tribulation, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

6
days
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 Elizas Gallery in Daintree, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Mowbray National Park, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning app .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Elizas Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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