60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  27​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 7 nights
7
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Eumundi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Karachi

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip website .

Karachi, Pakistan to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Sunday Market Port Douglas. Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
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.
Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In December in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Rusty's Marketfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, look for gifts at OK Gift Shop, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta and Walkatjara Art. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder website .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, and wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Horseshoe Bay and Glenelg Golf Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Rundle Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: McLaren Unvaled (in McLaren Vale), Hahndorf (Leathersmith and Bush Gallery & The Cedars) and Willunga Farmers Market (in Willunga). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, don't miss a visit to Rundle Street East, do a tasting at Flaxman Wines, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

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Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Thorn-Clarke Wines, Horseshoe Bay, Flaxman Wines, Glenelg Golf Club
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
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. On the 9th (Wed), hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then stop by The Real McCaul, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eumundi online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Eumundi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Noosa, Mount Ninderry
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Eumundi to Fraser Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Opal Minded. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation builder site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, look for gifts at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, then stop by The Nook, and finally stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): stop by The Candy Store Leura, stop by Moontree, then look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Rick Rutherford's Country, Falls Gallery, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery

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