60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 1st (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Lagoon Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island day trip planning app .

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Collins St/Swanston St. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 9:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 10th (Mon), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Luminous Lightsfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel route tool .

Do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Safaris and Mowbray National Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Whileaway, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will enjoy Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Marina Miragefor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Burleigh Heads Beach and Sea World Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gold Coast. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Noosa Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Art on Cairncross and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore). There's still lots to do: stop by The Real McCaul, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Elanda Point Education Centre & Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Noosa travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Maleny, Eumundi, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach will thrill your kids. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek will get you outdoors.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
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. Attractions like Pulpit Rock Lookout and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets (in Glenbrook). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at The Nook, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, trek along Grand Canyon track, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Leura online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Leura takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, expect Leura to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

9
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rozelle Collectors Market, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Leura in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 9°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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