60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 6 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
Manchester

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, relax in the rural setting at Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, do a tasting at Olive Farm Wines, and identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth travel route planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Perth when traveling from Manchester in June, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

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Fremantle, Millendon, Henley Brook, Caversham Wildlife Park, Illusionary Art
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
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Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Kakadu National Park
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

6
days
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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get interesting insight from Port Douglas Boat Hire, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas itinerary planning site .

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach, Elizas Gallery, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 34 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

6
days
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, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

2
days
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 (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

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Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

8
days
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 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

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

4
days
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 26th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire all the interesting features of Pulpit Rock Lookout, get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, and make a trip to Day FIne Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blackheath when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

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

5
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blackheath in July; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

5
days
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, get your game on at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World, Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 9th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 10th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Melbourne is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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