60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  28​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Copenhagen

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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip planning tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Cape Tribulation due to the time zone difference. In January, Cape Tribulation is much warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Cow Bay Beach
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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 Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries, stop by With Sugar, and choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Ellis Beach
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 18th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Lord Howe Island in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip maker tool .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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

5
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 cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murray Rose Pool, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. While traveling from Fraser Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Wentworth Falls and Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Gallery One88. Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. On the 4th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: get great views at The Three Sisters, contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake, stroll through The Giant Stairway, and learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To find maps and tourist information, read Katoomba trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Wentworth Falls Lake
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cowes Beach and Red Rock Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Step out of Cowes with an excursion to McCrae Beach in McCrae--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay, meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cowes trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Cowes by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cowes, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Summerlands, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Somers Beach
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at Half Moon Bay and Sandridge Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app .

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, go for a walk through Field of Light, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Motor Car Falls and Twin Falls. Visiting Yellow Water and Ubirr will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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