60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dushanbe
Drive + Fly:  33​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  35​h
End: Dushanbe

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns visit planner .

Dushanbe, Tajikistan to Cairns is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Tajikistan Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Dushanbe in November, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

3
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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Myall Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach.

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Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 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 Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stop by With Sugar, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, Fraser Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Maroochydore (Spas & Wellness & Maroochydore Beach) and North Shore Dog Beach (in Mudjimba). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, explore the galleries of Artisans Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, and don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa tour builder website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, North Shore Dog Beach, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of Brisbane to go to Surfers Paradise and see Surfer's Paradise Beach, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip maker .

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

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

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade and then get curious at Questacon.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

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

9
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Warnbro Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks), Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys) and Waikiki Beach (in Safety Bay). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Floreat Beach, take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

City Beach, Swanbourne Beach, Pinnaroo Point Beach, Mullaloo Beach, Secret Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 25:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

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