60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London St Pancras International, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 6 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Noosa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Whitsunday Island
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Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Kakadu National Park
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Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
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Perth

— 6 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Fremantle Prison and Illusionary Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Perth Mint and Motor Museum of Western Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to The Escape Hunt Experience Perth (in South Fremantle), Woodbridge (in Woodbridge) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth tour itinerary planning app.

Nottingham, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Nottingham to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nottingham in August, plan for little chillier nights in Perth, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then engage your brain at Questacon, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Canberra travel planner.

You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in August, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Melbourne

— 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Boat Hire. Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Scots Church are in your itinerary. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:

Noosa

— 4 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Air Museum and Hastings Street. Step out of the city life by going to Noosa Main Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa day trip app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Noosa in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Lagoon Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online day trip planner.

Fly from Noosa to Lord Howe Island in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Sydney

— 8 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning site.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 15:

Blue Mountains National Park

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Rock, then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Sandy Cape Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Fraser Island. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Whitsunday Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island online tour builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. September in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Cairns

— 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and St Monica's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, see Trail Bike Adventures, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in September, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 5 nights
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 and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Kakadu National Park

— 6 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Twin Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Jim Jim Falls and Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kakadu National Park takes 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.