60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Lincoln's Rock, Shelly Beach, Katoomba Cascades
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 30:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Ned's Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Air Museum and Mapleton Observatory. Explore Mooloolaba's surroundings by going to Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Art on Cairncross, & more), Yandina Historic House (in Yandina) and Artisans Gallery (in Eumundi). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sunshine Coast Brewery, and view the masterpieces at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary app .

Getting from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Buderim, Mount Coolum, Sunshine Castle
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Main Beach (Marina Mirage, Anthea Polson Art, & more) and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning website .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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.
Bowen Historical Society and Museum and Above & Below Photography Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Grays Bay. When in Airlie Beach, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bay in Bowen, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, browse the exhibits of Michael Seebeck Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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.
Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery. Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum & Myall Beach). Spend the 29th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online visit planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

1
night
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 8th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Field of Light. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at HMAS Castlemaine and Jewish Holocaust Centre. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington), Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Melbourne Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, and get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Ventnor, Elsternwick, Box Cottage Museum, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

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