60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Katoomba
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
10
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Glasgow

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route planner .

Glasgow, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Glasgow to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
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 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, cruise along The Savannah Way, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Before you visit Cape Tribulation, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National 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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 42 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Coffee Works, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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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, 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 Eli Creek, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and stroll through Indian Head.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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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

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, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) 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

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 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 10:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
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: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 15th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hargraves Lookout
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey maker .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & South Beach Recreation Reserve). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Perth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Trigg Beach
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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