60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 7 nights
9
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
11
Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Istanbul

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Tyler's Vineyard, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bennett Brook Railway.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Perth is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Perth, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for much hotter days in Perth, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Whiteman, Fremantle Prison, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and hike along Grand Canyon track.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Katoomba journey planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Perth to Katoomba in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: highs in Katoomba hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Dryridge Estate, Jenolan Caves
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lord Howe Island trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dicky Beach, Sea World Theme Park
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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

7
nights
Melbourne

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 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk and then admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat 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 by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Elizas Gallery in Daintree, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Elizas Gallery, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation attractions planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

6
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Tribulation to Kakadu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

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