60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Canberra
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Bilpin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Millendon
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Melbourne
— 7 nights
End: Melbourne

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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 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canberra online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation app .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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: visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, make a trip to K'gari, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bilpin.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

3
nights
Bilpin

Bilpin ©
Bilpin is a small town on the historic Bells Line of Road in the City of Hawkesbury local government area in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Hartley Historic Village. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Australiana Pioneer Village and Hartley Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Bilpin side-trips: Blue Mountains National Park (Windyridge Garden & Grand Canyon track), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at The Three Sisters, and view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bilpin journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Bilpin. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Bilpin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Gallery Blackheath, Hartley Historic Site, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

4
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Flaxman Wines and Tscharke's Place are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines and look for gifts at Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda holiday builder .

Explore your travel options from Bilpin to Tanunda with the Route module. When traveling from Bilpin in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tanunda: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Millendon.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Eden Valley, Angaston, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

5
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Millendon

Millendon ©
Popular historic sites such as Fremantle Prison and Bennett Brook Railway are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tyler's Vineyard and All Saints Anglican Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Millendon: City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing (in Malaga) and Perth (Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Swan River, & more).

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Millendon trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tanunda to Millendon. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tanunda to Millendon due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Millendon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Millendon

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Perth, Herne Hill, Whiteman, All Saints Anglican Church, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru travel route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Millendon to Jabiru. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Millendon to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) 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 Sep 29 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions planner .

Getting from Jabiru to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Grassy Hill and Daintree Entomological museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and stroll through Myall Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Grassy Hill
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Barron Gorge National Park, Historic Village Herberton, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Hillsong Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Dedicate the 29th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Tours, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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