60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Exmouth
— 1 night
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
+2
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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to 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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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Exmouth reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then enjoy some diversion at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip app .

Fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Perth is little chillier than Exmouth - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough 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:
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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 ©
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Perth in July, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and get outside with The Bump Track.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel route app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to 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
Off-Road Tours

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 race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to 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 a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, stroll through Eli Creek, and hike along Fraser Island Great Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up 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
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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. Step out of Wentworth Falls with an excursion to Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, stroll through Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wentworth Falls holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Wentworth Falls. In September in Wentworth Falls, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

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, 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, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

Drive from Wentworth Falls to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wentworth Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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