60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
7
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and do a tasting at Talijancich Wines.

You can plan Perth trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Frankfurt, Germany to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in November, expect nights in Perth to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Whiteman, Fremantle, Talijancich Wines, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Myall Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at With Sugar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
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 a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 29th (Fri), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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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

5
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, don't miss a visit to K'gari, explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. December in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, look for gifts at The Nook, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online trip planner .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Lennox Bridge, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Floriade, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in December, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

1
night
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 26th (Thu): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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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 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour 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 December, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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