60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
10
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 8 hours. While traveling from Helsinki, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 Smithfield Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation visit planner .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by combination of bus, car, and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mowbray National Park. Spend the 22nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Nourlangie Rock. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Yellow Water. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Miami Marketta, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gold Coast. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art on Cairncross and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and Maleny Cheese (in Maleny). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and look for gifts at The Real McCaul.

Before you visit Noosa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maleny, Eumundi, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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. Visiting The National Pass and Grand Canyon track will get you outdoors. Head to The Nook and Teddy Sinclairfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faulconbridge: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Odd Mountain, & more), The Candy Store Leura (in Leura) and Victory Theatre Antique Centre (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Faulconbridge. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Faulconbridge, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

4
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Tscharke's Place. Shop till you drop at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, stop by Barossa Valley Cheese Company, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Barossa Farmers Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tanunda day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Faulconbridge to Tanunda. Traveling from Faulconbridge in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tanunda, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angaston, Greenock, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Flaxman Wines
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online visit planner .

Getting from Tanunda to Lord Howe Island by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Tanunda to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

6
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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