60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: York
+2
train + subway + Fly:  22​h 30​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:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blackheath
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  33​h
End: York

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth driving holiday planner .

York, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from York to Perth. Traveling from York in July, things will get a bit cooler in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time 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, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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 The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 26th (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, explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, trek along The Giant Stairway, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, Blackheath is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hargraves Lookout
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blackheath in July: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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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
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 (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation route planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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