60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Eumundi
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Stockholm

7
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Ellis Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, choose your vessel at Boab Boat Cairns, and browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry 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. Traveling from Stockholm in January, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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 Cow Bay Beach. Attractions like Myall Beach and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation sightseeing site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wonga Beach and Four Mile Beach. For shopping fun, head to With Sugar or Des Spencer Galleries. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Daintree to see Tranquility Falls about 54 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, browse the fresh offerings at Mossman Saturday Market, get all the equipment you need at Port Douglas Boat Hire, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

Before you visit Port Douglas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Saturday Market, Wonga Beach, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek will thrill your kids.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island online travel planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Head to The Real McCaul and Artisans Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marcoola Beach and Aqua Fun Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eumundi: Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith & Montville Art Gallery) and Maleny (Art on Cairncross & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, fly down the slopes at Oz Ski Resort, trek along Buderim Forest Park, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eumundi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Eumundi by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Maleny, Montville, Marcoola Beach, Mount Cooroy
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Family-friendly places like Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Eumundi to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 21:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Teddy Sinclair and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Family-friendly places like Jenolan Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub (in Springwood). On the 24th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba road trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday planning tool .

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 9:
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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 (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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