60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kings Creek
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+4
bus + shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Kings Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Adelaide
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
14
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Torquay
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Visit Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Greenmount Beach and Springbrook National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach), Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Coolangatta (Saint Augustine's Catholic Church & Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

6
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get some cultural insight at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre and Tina Cooper Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marcoola Beach and Kings Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mooloolaba Beach, & more), Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Creek.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Eumundi, Mount Coolum, Carlo Sand Blow
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

1
night
Kings Creek

Kings Creek
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Vickers Fudge Factory.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kings Creek road trip planning site .

You can drive from Noosa to Kings Creek in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kings Creek can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Kings Creek

Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Champagne Pools and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Wabby and Lake McKenzie.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kings Creek to Fraser Island. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Hamilton Island Golf Club and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Hamilton Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

5
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Bucasia Beach. Above & Below Photography Gallery and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Dryander National Park. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Shute Harbour, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

Plan my day in Airlie Beach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. In November in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bucasia Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
nights
Cairns

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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Fig Tree and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Agincourt Reef, Horses in Port, & more), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, admire the sheer force of Malanda Falls, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns route maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Malanda Falls, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dubuji Boardwalk and Daintree Discovery Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grassy Hill and James Cook Museum. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cooktown History Centre (in Cooktown), Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planning app .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cooktown, Photography Tours, Mount Lewis National Park, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge and then don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cape Tribulation to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Field of Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Plan my Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

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. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Field of Light ©
Field of Light

3
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Canyon Walk and Kings Creek Station. Take a break from the city and head to Watarrka National Park and Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon itinerary planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Get some cultural insight at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and Catacomb Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Serbian Orthodox Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and play a few rounds at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Coober Pedy in 8.5 hours. In December in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Langmeil Winery and South Australian Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Aldinga Beach and Gorge Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: St George's Anglican Church (in Gawler), Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stroll through Glenelg Beach, do a tasting at Pindarie Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coober Pedy in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tanunda, Henley Beach, McLaren Vale, Flaxman Wines, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Warrnambool in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Griffiths Island, London Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online day trip planner .

Drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Lorne Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay day trip planning website .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Torquay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Torquay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Split Point Lighthouse, Lorne Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

Similar Plans

15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, extra slow, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra slow 15 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans