60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Tyler's Vineyard, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy some diversion at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, explore the activities along Swan River, and have some family-friendly fun at Rollerzone.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Perth attractions planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Malaga, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach, 3000 Grapes
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
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Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jabiru holiday planning website .

Getting from Perth to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Daintree National Park) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by Coffee Works, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). On the 24th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Macquarie Island, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mona, and indulge your taste buds at The Wicked Cheese Co..

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co., Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Capes Track
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and finally pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canberra online trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Canberra are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney route builder site .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Blackheath.

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

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nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, look for gifts at The Nook, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

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You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blackheath when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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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, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blackheath in March; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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