60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
11
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  13​h 30​min
12
Perth
— 5 nights
End: Perth

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker website .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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 plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stop by OK Gift Shop, browse the exhibits of Cairns Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns vacation site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Appreciate the collections at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or The White Room Interiors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online holiday planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trip

Mr Wilkinson
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Questacon, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then browse the fresh offerings at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canberra holiday builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Canberra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip app .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Lord Howe Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time 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

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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 The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. Popular historic sites such as Justice & Police Museum and Elizabeth Bay House are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Bilgola to see Bilgola Beach about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bilgola Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 25th (Tue), stop by The Nook, hike along The National Pass, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, then take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge trip builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Faulconbridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country, Falls Gallery
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Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
nights
Fraser Island

Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen. Go for a jaunt from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 52 minutes away.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faulconbridge to Fraser Island. Traveling from Faulconbridge in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Head to Talijancich Wines and Garden City Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro) and Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Quinns Rocks Beach, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and don't miss a visit to Fremantle Markets.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Perth in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fraser Island to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Perth when traveling from Fraser Island in January, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Herne Hill, Warnbro Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Sorrento Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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