60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: trek along Grand Canyon track, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nattai National Park, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, and admire all the interesting features of Lincoln's Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba travel planner.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Leura
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 3:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Balloon Rides and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 11:
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
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.
Visiting Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Field of Light, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and get great views at Uluru.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planning 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

6
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 Safaris. We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Tea, & more), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

7
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 Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Village Gallery). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Barron Gorge National Park, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Visiting Fraser Island Great Walk and Eli Creek will get you outdoors.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 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 by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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