60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  25​h
End: Konni

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Exmouth driving holiday planning website .

Konni, India to Exmouth is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Konni to Exmouth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Konni, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Federation Square, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Exmouth in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
Let the collections at Australian War Memorial and Questacon capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Australia and Riversdale Historic Homestead. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Strathnairn Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in August since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Riversdale Historic Homestead
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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 Mt Gower will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get a new perspective on nature 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 photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island sightseeing website .

You can fly from Canberra to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church. Venture out of the city with trips to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Corridor of Oaks, then examine the collection at Kurrajong Radio Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lennox Bridge. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Horseshoe Falls Walk, hike along Cathedral of Ferns Walk, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, then learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Faulconbridge Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge online route builder .

Drive from Sydney to Faulconbridge in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, Faulconbridge is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bilpin, Lennox Bridge, Horseshoe Falls Walk, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faulconbridge to Fraser Island. Traveling from Faulconbridge in August, expect Fraser Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Yungaburra (The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour & Full Circle Studio and Gallery). Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tableland.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Atherton, Yungaburra, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Barron Gorge National Park
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Thornton Beach and Daintree Discovery Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Entomological museum and Grassy Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Grassy Hill, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

7
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.
Visiting Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, get outside with Horses in Port, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Visiting Uluru and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Uluru, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough 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

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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