60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cooktown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Historic Village Herberton and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Village Gallery, & more) and Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra). Spend the 31st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Artistree Gallery, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grassy Hill and Cooktown History Centre. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Endeavour River National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Great Northern Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Kuku Bulkaway Aboriginal Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and admire all the interesting features of Cooktown War Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Cooktown takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Visit Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Daintree Entomological museum). Spend the 13th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by With Sugar, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip tool .

Getting from Cooktown to Port Douglas by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

6
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 Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Grays Bay) and Hydeaway Bay Beach (in Hydeaway Bay). Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

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

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach by bus takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, get your game on at Sports Club, get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island road trip app .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. In January in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip maker .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Traveling from Hamilton Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

10
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Gledswood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Pulpit Rock Lookout), Katoomba (Spooners Lookout, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). On the 12th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

8
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kalleske Wines and Fox Creek Wines. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langmeil Winery and Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenock, Cleland Wildlife Park, Ashton Hills Vineyard, Fox Creek Wines, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 22:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, trek along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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