60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Townsville
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
11
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
14
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Helicopter Tours
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Botanical Gardens and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

5
nights
Port Douglas

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 discover tucked-away gems like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Daintree National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Elizas Gallery (in Daintree). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, stop by With Sugar, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Elizas Gallery, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree National Park, Mossman Golf Club
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in September; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Strand and Billabong Sanctuary. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, stop by CoffeeWorks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Gardens Townsville.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Townsville route planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Townsville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in October; daily highs in Townsville reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Traveling by train from Townsville to Whitsunday Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Townsville in October, Whitsunday Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Airlie Beach Lagoon and Bicentennial Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (Horseshoe Bay, Grays Bay, & more). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bowen, Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Dreamworld. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, Brisbane is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

SkyPoint Climb, Dreamworld, Burleigh Heads Beach, Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island road trip app .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip builder .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Ainslie Lookout and National Gallery of Australia. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get great views at Shepherds Lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canberra visit planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adelaide Central Market and Adelaide Oval. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Clare (Lakeside Minature Railway, Richardson Park Playspace, & more), Sevenhill (Jeanneret Wines & St Aloysius Church) and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, tee off at Kooyonga Golf Club, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and stop by Mintaro Wines.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip planning site .

You can fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, Adelaide is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Clare, Glenelg, Sevenhill, Mintaro Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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