60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  24​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and stroll through Fraser Island Great Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island journey planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Fraser Island is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
K'gari ©
K'gari

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online itinerary planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's 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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online route planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
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: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah), Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 17th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at Govetts Leap, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Bilpin, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 21st (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time 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 May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and 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 the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Floravilla Ice Cream Factory in Daintree, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation travel route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planner.

Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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