60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Luxembourg City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Visit Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nudey Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In October, Cairns is warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online route planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Mooloolaba

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.
Caloundra Lighthouses and Sunshine Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Step out of Mooloolaba to go to Noosa and see Noosa Main Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at North Shore Dog Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, and don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Mooloolaba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, things will get slightly colder in Mooloolaba: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Maroochydore Beach, Marcoola Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

4
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Visit The National Pass and Hartley Historic Village for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley) and Megalong Creek Estate (in Megalong Valley). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, and tee off at Blackheath Golf Club.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath visit planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Blackheath. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Blackheath dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Megalong Valley, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

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 Justice & Police Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Freshwater Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in November, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, then see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Golf Club ©
Lord Howe Island Golf Club

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour builder .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, hike along Kuniya Walk, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
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Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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