60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​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 + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder website .

Chennai, India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
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 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 1st (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 5:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. On the 11th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba holiday website .

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Katoomba are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, The National Pass
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel website .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 18:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online vacation planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) 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
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planning site .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Spas, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour app .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
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 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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