60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Blackheath
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Olive Farm Wines, & more), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, relax in the rural setting at Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perth vacation planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Perth. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, St Matthew's Anglican Church
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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 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, don't miss a visit to Ubirr, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jabiru online trip maker .

Getting from Perth to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, tee off at Blackheath Golf Club, hike along Grand Canyon track, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Blackheath trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Jabiru to Blackheath with the Route module. In November in Blackheath, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Blackheath in November, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 26th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip maker website .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors 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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Kondalilla National Park (in Montville) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Sea World Theme Park, Kondalilla National Park
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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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Tribulation, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Elizas Gallery in Daintree (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and get outside with Port Douglas Microlights.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Elizas Gallery, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning website .

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 December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) 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

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much 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 indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to 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. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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