60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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: make a trip to Uluru, get great views at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (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
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 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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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 Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katoomba travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Bilpin Cider Company
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation maker .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Tours Outdoors
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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, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) 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
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, SunJet Simulations
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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and stroll through Indian Head.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island vacation planning app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with The Bump Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and explore the striking landscape of Mowbray National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Elizas Gallery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, & more) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Daintree Tea). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Myall Beach, and kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation 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 Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

7
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 (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Earl Hill, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation maker site .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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