60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Katoomba
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cairns. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Barron Gorge National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Photography Tours

6
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with The Bump Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel planning website .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, Fraser Island is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Montville (Kondalilla National Park & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith), Conondale National Park (in Kenilworth) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). There's much more to do: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, admire the natural beauty at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Buderim Lions Park, and kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. August in Mooloolaba sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Conondale National Park, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Buderim Lions Park, Caloundra Coastal Walk
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Conondale National Park ©
Conondale National Park

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: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Pine Crest Orchard) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Katoomba online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Bilpin, Megalong Valley
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip site .

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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 advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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