60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
13
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker website .

Chennai, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Myall Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Village Gallery, & more). Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 11th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at Govetts Leap, make a trip to Leura Cascades, and do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour builder website .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Blue Mountains National Park
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, engage your brain at Questacon, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Canberra online trip planner .

Drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

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

Getting from Canberra to Hobart by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hobart, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 20th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy some diversion at The Nostalgia Box Museum, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Perth online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: highs in Perth hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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