60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
5
Townsville
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: London

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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online visit planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, 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

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wonga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree National Park, & more) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). Spend the 12th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge, Cow Bay Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Etty Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

Plan my day in Mission Beach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Etty Bay, Hinchinbrook Island
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island
Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 19th (Sat), get interesting insight from Pilgrim Sailing and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Magnetic Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

4
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Visiting The Strand and Museum of Tropical Queensland will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, browse the exhibits of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, view the masterpieces at Pinnacles Gallery, and take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip planner .

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Magnetic Island. In October in Townsville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Bredl's Wild Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (The Big Mango, Mother Beddock Rock, & more). There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stop by Whitsunday Opals, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach tour planner.

Take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Townsville in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Bowen, Bredl's Wild Farm
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Bredl's Wild Farm ©
Bredl's Wild Farm

5
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River will get you outdoors. Step out of Brisbane to go to Beerwah and see Australia Zoo, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Brisbane, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Captain Cook Highway
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Get in touch with nature at Broken Head Beach and Wategos Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pippi Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Nimbin Rocks (in Nimbin), Richmond River Lighthouse (in Ballina) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Victoria Park Nature Reserve, and trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay itinerary website .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Byron Bay, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Pippi Beach, Nimbin Rocks, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Spooky Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visiting Coolangatta Beach and Kurrawa Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Mount Coolum) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Kondalilla National Park, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Carlo Point Marina and then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rainbow Beach trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Noosa to Rainbow Beach with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

#Parks, #Nature
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Carlo Point Marina ©
Carlo Point Marina

1
night
Agnes Water

Agnes Water
On the 20th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deepwater National Park.

Plan a trip to Agnes Water easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Rainbow Beach to Agnes Water with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Agnes Water

#Nature, #Parks
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3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade. Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Flying High Bird Sanctuary (in Apple Tree Creek) and Childers (Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits & Figtree Treasures). There's still lots to do: visit the horses at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort and make a splash at WetSide Water Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Agnes Water to Hervey Bay with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Childers, Flying High Bird Sanctuary
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort ©

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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