60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Herne Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
11
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
12
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Twin Falls and Yellow Water. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru online tour planner .

London, UK to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Jabiru is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Herne Hill.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

2
nights
Herne Hill

Herne Hill ©
Head to The House of Honey and Morish Nuts Swan Valleyfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Kings Park & Botanic Garden in Perth (about 36 minutes away).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Herne Hill trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru to Herne Hill. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru to Herne Hill. In December in Herne Hill, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Herne Hill

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Perth, Scarborough Beach, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, Caversham Wildlife Park, John Kosovich Wines
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough 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.
Visiting Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach will get you outdoors. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Herne Hill to Cape Tribulation. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Herne Hill in December, Cape Tribulation is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Funstuff by Lynda. Spend the 20th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Central Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, explore and take pictures at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, browse the different shops at South Melbourne Market, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Gold Coast. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Noosa Main Beach and Bulcock Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach), Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and MaisyMoo (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, and explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Noosa tour planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Montville, Caloundra, Eumundi, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Lows Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route planner.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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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. Head to The Nook and The Candy Store Leurafor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls and The Three Sisters. On the 25th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leura sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In January in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Opal Minded. Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, stroll through Coogee Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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