60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  24​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
10
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Denver

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, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Fraser Island, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Fraser Island at 74°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
K'gari ©
K'gari

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore and take pictures at Pulpit Rock Lookout, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Blackheath. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, things will get little chillier in Blackheath: highs are around 67°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Megalong Valley, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 30:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Blackheath in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 11th (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 Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 63°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 83°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: make a trip to Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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 & Kayaking & Canoeing) and The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton). Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tableland.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns Region, Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, Earl Hill, Palm Cove Beach, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

7
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 (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Golf Club, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Brisbane by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 77°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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

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