60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Quorn
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
4
Derby
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Brisbane
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
11
Toowoomba
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Blackheath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Sydney
— 6 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Quorn

Quorn ©
Quorn is a township and railhead in the Flinders Ranges in the north of South Australia, 39 km northeast of Port Augusta. To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Quorn road trip app .

Sydney to Quorn is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, daily temperatures in Quorn can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Quorn

Parks Wildlife
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Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park ©
Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Quorn to Melbourne. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Quorn - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Boab Canvas Print. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Galvans Gorge, then take in the exciting artwork at Norval Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Old Derby Goal, and finally take in the waterfront at Derby Jetty & Wharf.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Derby day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Derby. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Derby is a bit warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Derby

Nature Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
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Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery

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.
Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Derby to Darwin with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Derby in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree (Tranquility Falls & Daintree Tea), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Cape Tribulation Beach) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Palm Cove Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route builder app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Macalister Brewing Company
Find places to stay May 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then stop by Mary Ryan's. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park, then view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Conondale National Park, SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to First Coat Outdoor Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Harrow Homestead and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Queens Park, then stop by Tosari Galleries, then learn about all things military at Milne Bay Military Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Toowoomba attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in June, Toowoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Spas Museums

Side Trip

Harrow Homestead and Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD
Spas
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company, Hillbilly Cider, & more) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, take in nature's colorful creations at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, and explore and take pictures at The National Pass.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Blackheath travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Toowoomba to Blackheath. In June, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Blackheath in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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