60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  25​h
12
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Bournemouth

4
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns planner .

Bournemouth, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in March, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield to see Bloomfield Waterfall about 54 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bloomfield Waterfall, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Des Spencer Galleries and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. There's more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Waddy Point will get you outdoors.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
Visiting Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island route planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) 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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Store Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Blue Mountains. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). On the 30th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at The Three Sisters, and explore the activities along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, The National Pass, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in May: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yellow Water and Motor Car Falls. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 12 — 19:
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Turquoise Bay. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Exmouth in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Exmouth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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