60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 30​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Cardiff

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Ningaloo Reef. Do your shopping at Exmouth Tackle & Camping Supplies and The Ningaloo Gallery. Step out of Exmouth to go to Coral Bay and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turquoise Bay, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth tour itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to Exmouth. While traveling from Cardiff, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Sovereign Hill about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at The Junk Company, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip app .

Fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne is 2 hours. In July, Melbourne is little chillier than Exmouth - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Get outdoors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and National Rock Garden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian War Memorial and The Grape Escape. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get curious at Questacon, view the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery, and stop by Trove Canberra.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Canberra trip planning site .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Grape Escape
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

5
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Head to Lost Bear Gallery and Falls Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Leura: Megalong Valley (Megalong Creek Estate & Dryridge Estate) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leura travel route planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Leura in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Leura is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Brett Whiteley Studio and Justice & Police Museum. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in August, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
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 Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Fraser Island Great Walk and Central Station Rainforest.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fraser Island using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Historic Village Herberton, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Thornton Beach. Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), James Cook Museum (in Cooktown) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk and explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay, Black Mountain National Park, James Cook Museum
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Des Spencer Galleries and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Walkatjara Art and Valley of the Winds. Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) 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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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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. Get outdoors at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

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 by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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