60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Leura
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
10
Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
11
Perth
— 5 nights
12
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Bring the kids along to Indian Head and Eli Creek.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Fraser Island with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kids will enjoy Jenolan Caves and Pulpit Rock Lookout. When in Leura, make a side trip to see The Three Sisters in Katoomba, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Leura online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Leura, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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 27th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by The Reef Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Attractions like Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

6
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Family-friendly places like Yellow Water and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kakadu National Park online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape Tribulation to Kakadu National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Caversham Wildlife Park and Trigg Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get your game on at Rollerzone, experience rural life at Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, and do a tasting at Lancaster Wines.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Perth sightseeing planner .

Fly from Kakadu National Park to Perth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kakadu National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Perth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rollerzone, Lancaster Wines, Cottesloe Beach, Talijancich Wines, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online day trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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