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
— 1 night
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
— 5 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
— 5 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)
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then make a trip to Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online visit planner .

Chennai, India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Perth is 2 hours. Traveling from Chennai in May, things will get cooler in Perth: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 9th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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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.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum (in Lithgow). On the 18th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin Cider Company, Hargraves Lookout, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay May 13 — 19:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in May since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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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 dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough 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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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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, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
K'gari ©
K'gari

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Spas, & more). Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Macalister Brewing Company.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Macalister Brewing Company, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
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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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Floravilla Ice Cream Factory in Daintree, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots 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 stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) 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 Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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