60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + train:  9​h 30​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  5​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Dubrovnik

9
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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and The Strand Arcade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Leura (The Nook & The Candy Store Leura). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Freshwater Beach, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Nov 22 — Dec 1:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. December in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, and then stroll through The Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then make a trip to Riverway, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville travel route tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Townsville in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Townsville, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip planning tool .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Magnetic Island to Whitsunday Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Magnetic Island in December, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Heart Reef. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Horseshoe Bay in Bowen, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Whitsunday Great Walk, and head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. And it doesn't end there: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and stroll through Wild life Hamilton Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip maker website .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

8
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.
Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and The Reef Marina. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 18th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Four Mile Beach, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning tool .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

8
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 Rusty's Marketfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stop by Luminous Lights, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

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. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Crystal Cascades, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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 some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Visiting Lake Burley Griffin and The Truffle Farm will get you outdoors. Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines (in Bredbo) and Murrumbateman (Clonakilla, Murrumbateman Farmers Market, & more). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra driving holiday planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 35°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines ©
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Degraves Street, stop by Readings Book Shop, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

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Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 17:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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