60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
11
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Hamburg


2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

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

Hamburg, Germany to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Hamburg to Perth. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in April: highs in Perth hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow 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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Thu) 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, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park), Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 18th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at Govetts Leap, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

6
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, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

Plan a Lord Howe Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks 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

4
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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island route tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 9th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning website .

Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

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