60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  32​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Daintree
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester


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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 9 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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 15th (Wed) 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, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

7
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 out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
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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
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Caloundra (Kings Beach & FlyWaco), Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Mount Coolum) and Warana (Laserzone Sunshine Coast & Rockit Climbing Gym). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, and get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noosa visit planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Caloundra, Warana, Mount Cooroora
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mount Cooroora ©
Mount Cooroora

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & HMAS Brisbane). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maleny tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Maleny are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kondalilla National Park, Conondale National Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Conondale National Park ©
Conondale National Park
Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park

5
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

You can drive from Maleny to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
On the 14th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Castle Hill and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then have fun at Tobruk Memorial Baths.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, expect nights in Townsville to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Thornton Beach to see Thornton Beach about 54 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Thornton Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Explore Daintree's surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Wonga Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Daintree tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Port Douglas to Daintree in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Wonga Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 30th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Cairns, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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