60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 9 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Canberra
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Frankfurt

10
nights
Melbourne

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 these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club, Sugarworld Waterpark, Crystal Cascades, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

9
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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, and tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

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 April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island online itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, plan for little chillier nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, beaches, spas, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the activities along Heart Reef, trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Whitsunday Island in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

6
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and meet the residents at National Zoo and Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canberra visit planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Canberra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, expect nights in Canberra to be cooler, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gondwana Rainforest, Cockington Green
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Canberra to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

9
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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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