60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blackheath
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: London

2
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth travel planning website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Perth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
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 the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). Dedicate the 27th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne 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 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains), Bilpin Springs Orchard (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Blackheath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin Springs Orchard
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, stroll through Eli Creek, and get outside with The Pinnacles.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Traveling from Blackheath in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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: stroll through Ned's Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey maker .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

7
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 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, play a few rounds at Mossman Golf Club, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Golf Club
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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