60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
4
Eumundi
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Canberra
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 11 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. The adventure continues: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Entomological museum and Port Douglas Court House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

8
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.
Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Michael Seebeck Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Peter Jarver Gallery (in Kuranda). Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Peter Jarver Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Samurai Gallery Australia ©
Samurai Gallery Australia
KickArts Contemporary Arts ©
KickArts Contemporary Arts

5
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. You'll explore and learn at Artisans Gallery and Old Church Gallery Moore. Art on Cairncross and Mapleton Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Eumundi's surroundings by going to Montville (Montville Art Gallery & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith) and Gympie (Gympie Regional Gallery & Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Real McCaul, trek along Mount Cooroora, brush up on your military savvy at Noosa Museum, and see the interesting displays at Yandina Historic House.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Eumundi online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Cairns to Eumundi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Eumundi

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Montville, Pomona, Gympie, Coolum Civic Centre, Old Church Gallery Moore
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Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

9
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 a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Justice & Police Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Eumundi to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Let the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Falls Gallery and Kurrajong Radio Museum. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Valley Heights to see Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, see the interesting displays at Eskbank House and Museum, stop by Teddy Sinclair, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katoomba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, Katoomba is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Lithgow, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

7
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.
Head to Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines and Strathnairn Galleryfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Tootsie Fine Art and Design (in Yass), Bungendore (Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery, & more) and Outsider Cafe Lounge Gallery (in Captains Flat). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, get curious at Questacon, explore the galleries of Drill Hall Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra day trip tool .

Drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in April, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bungendore, Outsider Cafe Lounge Gallery, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Tootsie
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, view the masterpieces at FortyFiveDownstairs, browse the exhibits of Blender Studios, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in May, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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