60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: London

7
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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns holiday planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Macalister Brewing Company
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Cape Tribulation Beach, & more) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, and have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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: stroll through Ned's Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

9
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 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, push the limits with an extreme tour, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

8
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 6th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along The National Pass, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and get great views at Govetts Leap.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Leura, Lithgow, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 15th (Sun) 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, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online travel route builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Katoomba in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

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