60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Zurich

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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more) and Herne Hill (Illusionary Art & Talijancich Wines). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's Anglican Church, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth holiday maker tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Perth due to the time zone difference. In October, Perth is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Herne Hill, Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park, Rollerzone
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. On your second day here, stroll through Broken Head Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Byron Bay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lighthouse Beach, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

5
nights
Fraser Island

Take a break from Fraser Island with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay, about 52 minutes away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Byron Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Byron Bay in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Fraser Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at The Three Sisters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba route planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Katoomba in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation maker .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

7
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 (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Daintree National Park, & more). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey builder site .

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 November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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