60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Perth online road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planning app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 21st (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at Hargraves Lookout, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls Lake
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey maker .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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
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 Eli Creek, enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 11th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip app .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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