60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
Townsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  36​h
London

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

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London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Myall Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree National Park, & more) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, stop by Coffee Works, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online day trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
days
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Etty Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Etty Bay, Hinchinbrook Island
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay

1
day
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 19th (Fri), tour the water at your own pace with Pilgrim Sailing and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

4
days
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Visiting The Strand and Museum of Tropical Queensland will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, explore the galleries of Pinnacles Gallery, and make a trip to Riverway.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville online travel route planner .

Townsville is just a short distance from Magnetic Island. In October, daytime highs in Townsville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

5
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Heart Reef. Step out of Airlie Beach to go to Bloomsbury and see Bredl's Wild Farm, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Townsville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Bredl's Wild Farm
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Bredl's Wild Farm ©
Bredl's Wild Farm

1
day
Agnes Water

Agnes Water
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk and then pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Agnes Water trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Airlie Beach to Agnes Water. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Agnes Water, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Agnes Water

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Seventeen Seventy
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3
days
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Burrum Heads Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Agnes Water to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Traveling from Agnes Water in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hervey Bay, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

5
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
day
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Carlo Point Marina, then contemplate the waterfront views at Searys Creek, and then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rainbow Beach trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

6
days
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Noosa Main Beach and Kondalilla National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Noosa takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Mount Ninderry, Lows Lookout, Kondalilla National Park, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the long history of Victoria Bridge Abutment, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

4
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Take a break from the city and head to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast driving holiday planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Wategos Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville) and Richmond River Lighthouse (in Ballina). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Richmond River Lighthouse, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

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