60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ipswich
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Caloundra
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Long Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Tinaroo
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Atherton
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Yungaburra
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
8
Lake Eacham
— 4 nights
Travel:  4​h
9
Dunk Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
10
Mission Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Tully
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Ravenswood
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Townsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Ayr
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
17
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, & more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, take some stellar pictures from Freeman's Organic Farm, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary planning tool .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Ipswich.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipswich: Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard (in Bunjurgen), Mount French National Park (in Boonah) and Queen Mary Falls (in Killarney). There's much more to do: walk around Queens Park, don't miss a visit to Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve, grab your bike and head to Hidden Vale Adventure Park, and explore the striking landscape at White Rock-Spring Mtn Conservation Estate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ipswich holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Ipswich takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ipswich, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Caloundra.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, The Warwick and District Historical Society Inc - Museum, Barb's Gift Shop, Queen Mary Falls
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Paradine Estate Winery ©
Paradine Estate Winery

6
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Get out of town with these interesting Caloundra side-trips: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World), Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith & Montville Art Gallery) and The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Caloundra trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Ipswich to Caloundra by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Caloundra when traveling from Ipswich in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Long Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Buderim, Mooloolaba, Maleny, Montville, Aussie World
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

1
night
Long Island

Long Island ©
On the 20th (Sat), head off the coast to Molle Islands National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Long Island road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Caloundra to Long Island with the Route module. Traveling from Caloundra in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Long Island. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tinaroo.

Things to do in Long Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

3
nights
Tinaroo

Tinaroo ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Biboohra (Golden Drop Mango Winery & Mudpark Australia) and Mareeba (Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation, & more).

Plan my day in Tinaroo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Long Island to Tinaroo. When traveling from Long Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tinaroo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Atherton.

Things to do in Tinaroo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mareeba, Biboohra
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Davies Creek National Park ©
Davies Creek National Park
Tinaroo Falls Dam ©
Tinaroo Falls Dam
North Queensland Gold Coffee Plantation ©

4
nights
Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Mt. Hypipamee National Park. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Hasties Swamp National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, view the masterpieces at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, admire the sheer force of Nandroya Falls, and don't miss a visit to Hou Wang Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Atherton travel itinerary planner .

Atherton is very close to Tinaroo. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Yungaburra.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Historic Village Herberton, Mt. Hypipamee National Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hasties Swamp National Park ©
Hasties Swamp National Park
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nandroya Falls ©
Nandroya Falls

4
nights
Yungaburra

Yungaburra ©
Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yungaburra: Millaa Millaa (Millaa Millaa Lookout & Millaa Millaa Falls). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Fig Tree, view the masterpieces at Artistree Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bonadio's Mabi Wildlife Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yungaburra itinerary maker app .

Yungaburra is just a stone's throw from Atherton. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Lake Eacham.

Things to do in Yungaburra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Bromfield Swamp
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bonadio's Mabi Wildlife Reserve ©
Bonadio's Mabi Wildlife Reserve
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour ©
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

4
nights
Lake Eacham

Lake Eacham ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Eacham: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Crystal Cascades (in Redlynch) and Ross and Locke Park (in Little Mulgrave). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Eubenangee Swamp National Park.

Find out how to plan Lake Eacham trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Lake Eacham is just a short distance from Yungaburra. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dunk Island.

Things to do in Lake Eacham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Malanda Falls, Eubenangee Swamp National Park, Wooroonooran National Park, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Rainforest Heart
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Ross and Locke Park ©
Ross and Locke Park

1
night
Dunk Island

Dunk Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Family Islands National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunk Island trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Lake Eacham to Dunk Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Dunk Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Family Islands National Park ©
Family Islands National Park

5
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Douglas), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Hinchinbrook Island (in Cardwell). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Broadwater National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mission Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Wallaman Falls, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dunk Island to Mission Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tully.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Ingham, Fishing Charters & Tours, Hinchinbrook Island, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Tully

Tully ©
Tully is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Murray Falls. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at The Spa Pool and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tully Gorge National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tully online trip maker .

Tully is just a stone's throw from Mission Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Tully

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cardwell
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Tully Gorge National Park ©
Tully Gorge National Park

1
night
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. On the 13th (Tue), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Miner's Cottage, take an in-depth tour of Zara Clark Museum, steep yourself in history at Stock Exchange Arcade, then get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park, and finally get great views at Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charters Towers online vacation planner .

You can drive from Tully to Charters Towers in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravenswood.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum

1
night
Ravenswood

Ravenswood
Ravenswood is a small mining town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the engineering at Burdekin Dam.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ravenswood route builder site .

Getting from Charters Towers to Ravenswood by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Ravenswood, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Ravenswood

Parks
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5
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, trek along Many Peaks Walking Track, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and make a trip to Riverway.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Townsville day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ravenswood to Townsville in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Townsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ayr.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Queensland
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth, admire the masterpieces at Zaro Cultural Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Ayr Nature Display.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ayr online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Townsville to Ayr by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ayr can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Home Hill
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Horseshoe Bay about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ayr to Airlie Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ayr in August, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, get outside with Jetryder, enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, and bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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