60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h
2
Exmouth
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
10
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 45 min
11
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
12
Wentworth Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

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 The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online route maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Exmouth holiday website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Exmouth takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Exmouth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Exmouth at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Exmouth to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in July, things will get a bit cooler in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters ©
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park, admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip builder tool.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

6
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 (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barron Gorge National Park, stroll around Anzac Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Cairns online travel planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fraser Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

4
nights
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. When in Wentworth Falls, make a side trip to see Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin, approximately Bilpin away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape of Kanangra-Boyd National Park, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wentworth Falls road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Wentworth Falls. In September, daily temperatures in Wentworth Falls can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Gallery Blackheath, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wentworth Falls to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wentworth Falls in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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