60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
Brighton
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Caloundra
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
13
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: London

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some historical perspective at Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Get some cultural insight at The Nostalgia Box Museum and St Patrick's Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Quinns Rocks Beach, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Perth to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Warnbro Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Mullaloo Beach, Trigg Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Relax by the water at Cheynes Beach and Lowlands Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Anvil Beach & Greens Pool) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). It doesn't end there: stroll through Little Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Misery Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Perth to Albany in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Albany is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

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 14th (Mon): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Albany in January, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
day
Brighton

Brighton ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mona, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Brighton takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Brighton hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brighton

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mona, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get some historical perspective at Justice & Police Museum and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Brighton to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brighton in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bilgola Beach, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
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 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Ned's Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head) and Wategos Beach (in Byron Bay). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Gold Coast Snow Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast driving holiday planning site .

Explore your travel options from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wategos Beach, Broken Head Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Visit Sunshine Castle and Caloundra Lighthouses for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Marcoola Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caloundra: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Noosa Main Beach (in Noosa).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Caloundra online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Caloundra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Sunshine Castle, Marcoola Beach, Noosa Main Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

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

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach). Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Nudey Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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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 Yellow Water and Nourlangie Rock. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow 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 Feb 26 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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