60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Angaston
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
6
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  12​h
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Istanbul to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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. Get in touch with nature at The National Pass and The Giant Stairway. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Nook and Victory Theatre Antique Centre. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leura trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Rick Rutherford's Country, The National Pass, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island day trip website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

4
nights
Fraser Island

Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Wanggoolba Creek. Go for a jaunt from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 52 minutes away.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Angaston.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, then learn about winemaking at Thorn-Clarke Wines, then do a tasting at Tscharke's Place, and finally learn about winemaking at Kabminye Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, then learn about winemaking at Flaxman Wines, and finally look for gifts at Doddridge Blacksmith Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Angaston trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Angaston. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Angaston when traveling from Fraser Island in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Angaston

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Greenock, Tscharke's Place, Flaxman Wines, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Get in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation vacation planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angaston to Cape Tribulation. Traveling from Angaston in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cape Tribulation, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Des Spencer Galleries. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by The Reef Marina, and choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning app .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and Luminous Lights. St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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 Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Walkatjara Art and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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.
Let the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
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. Warradjan Cultural Centre and Maguk Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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