60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  34​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
5
Port Douglas
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
8
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Perth
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Indian Head and Lake McKenzie.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour website .

Manchester, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In November, Fraser Island is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

11
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Newport Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in November, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 19:
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
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.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Airlie Beach Lagoon. You'll get in some beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Whitehaven Beach. There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Airlie Beach hover around 33°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

Plan trip to Whitsunday Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, Whitsunday Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or The Reef Marina. Get some cultural insight at Janbal Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Do your shopping at Tanks Arts Centre and Rusty's Market. Get some cultural insight at Bones and Jones and St Monica's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 5th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Ellis Beach, Crystal Cascades, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 14th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Finke Gorge National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, get a taste of the local shopping with Talapi, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

Discover how to plan a Alice Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

10
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 explore and learn at Illusionary Art and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Tyler's Vineyard and Fremantle Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Baskerville (John Kosovich Wines, Upper Reach Winery, & more), Millendon (Fig Tree Estate & Olive Farm Wines) and Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at The Sacred India Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Warnbro Beach, and stop by The House of Honey.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in December, with highs in Perth at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Baskerville, Herne Hill, Millendon, Fremantle, Swan Valley
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 29:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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