60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Let the collections at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and Gallery One88 capture your imagination. On the 5th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Katoomba vacation builder tool .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in June, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 13:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get some cultural insight at Mapleton Observatory and Caloundra Lighthouses. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Buderim (Buderim Forest Park & Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach, view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Noosa holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Lord Howe Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Marcoola Beach, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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 Ngarru Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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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 Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation route planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach) and Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Artistree Gallery, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some historical perspective at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Do some cultural sightseeing at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Yellow Water. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
You'll explore and learn at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kuniya Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Scienceworks, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 31:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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