60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
Perth
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 5 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 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
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Exeter

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, enjoy some diversion at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, and do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary planner .

Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Exeter to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Perth sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Whiteman, Millendon, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Illusionary Art
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
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Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Mirrai Lookout ©
Mirrai Lookout

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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Elizas Gallery in Daintree, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach, Elizas Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
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 (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 31st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

You can 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 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 6th (Sat): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip app .

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 April, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Long Beach, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Capes Track, Mona
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hobart to Fraser Island in 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sea World Theme Park, Mooloolaba Beach
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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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 28th (Sun), stroll through Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the next day, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island driving holiday tool .

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

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

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track.

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

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

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

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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, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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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