60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  30​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

4
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, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip builder tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in October, with highs in Fraser Island at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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

2
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, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Leura.

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

5
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters) and Mayfield Garden (in Oberon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leura tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura takes 5 hours. In October in Leura, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, Mayfield Garden
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Leura in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
nights
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 Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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 the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 96°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 17th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perth holiday planning site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and 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. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough 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 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with The Bump Track, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) 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 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree), Cooktown (James Cook Museum & Grassy Hill) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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 (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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