60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  24​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip maker .

Glasgow, UK to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Kent Street Weir, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
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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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canberra travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and get great views at Govetts Leap.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip maker site .

You can drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Sea World Theme Park, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, stroll through Indian Head, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Cape Tribulation Beach, & more). Spend the 4th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, stop by With Sugar, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Wonga Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Palm Cove Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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