60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cahills Crossing and Bardedjilidji Walk. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder tool .

Vienna, Austria to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vienna to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

2
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 and Mutitjulu Waterhole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Tranquility Falls in Daintree, approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, stop by With Sugar, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas tour builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tranquility Falls, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 outdoors at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough 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
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Visiting Mt Gower and Lord Howe Island Museum will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) 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
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and trek along Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Megalong Creek Estate. Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Perry's Lookdown. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Old Safety Deposit Building, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Shark Diving and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area will get you outdoors. Visit Turquoise Bay and Wobiri Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Exmouth with an excursion to Ningaloo Marine Park in Coral Bay--about 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Exmouth trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Exmouth at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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