60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Leura
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
12
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 6th (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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning site .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 10th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online day trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
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, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, stroll through Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

Plan trip to Fraser Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will leave for Sydney on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

8
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 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 29:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & The Giant Stairway). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by The Nook, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Leura road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lennox Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kuniya Walk and then don't miss a visit to Uluru.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Leura in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation itinerary website .

Do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

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.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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