60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  21​h
1
Herne Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Angaston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

3
nights
Herne Hill

Herne Hill ©
Shop till you drop at Talijancich Wines and Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Visit Fremantle Prison and All Saints Anglican Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Herne Hill: Kings Park & Botanic Garden (in Perth), Cottesloe Beach (in Cottesloe) and Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Herne Hill travel planning website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Herne Hill is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you will find days in Herne Hill are much warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Herne Hill

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Entopia Wines
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Yellow Water. Escape the urban bustle at Cahills Crossing and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Herne Hill to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Traveling from Herne Hill to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take a memorable tour with Port Douglas Boat Hire, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

You can plan Port Douglas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mowbray National Park ©
Mowbray National Park

5
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.
Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield to see Bloomfield Waterfall about 36 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Before you visit Cape Tribulation, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Rusty's Market. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
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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.
On the 30th (Sun), get outside with Walpa Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary 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 December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Readings Book Shop. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Degraves Street, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Canberra trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Angaston.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Barossa Valley Cheese Company, learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place, then learn about winemaking at Flaxman Wines, then get a taste of the local shopping with Thorn-Clarke Wines, and finally stop by Doddridge Blacksmith Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, then stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and finally do a tasting at Whistler Wines.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Angaston trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Canberra to Angaston with the Route module. Traveling from Canberra in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Angaston, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Angaston

#Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Flaxman Wines, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

4
nights
Fraser Island

Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay (about 52 minutes away).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angaston to Fraser Island. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Angaston in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 17th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, then stop by The Candy Store Leura, then look for gifts at The Nook, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Victory Theatre Antique Centre, stop by Teddy Sinclair, then stop by Katoomba Vintage Emporium, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Faulconbridge road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Faulconbridge. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fraser Island in January since evenings lows in Faulconbridge dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island journey builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Faulconbridge to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

8
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, stroll through Coogee Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and look for gifts at Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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