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
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
8
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

Discover how to plan a Lord Howe Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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 Surfer's Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Moffat Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Wategos Beach (in Byron Bay) and Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Wategos Beach, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head for some beach relaxation.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
Visit Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nudey Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip website .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands will get you outdoors. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, trek along Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Get outdoors at Scarborough Beach and Rockingham Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro), South Beach Recreation Reserve (in Fremantle) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Mettam's Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinns Rocks Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Perth online travel route planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Trigg, Scarborough Beach, Rockingham Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visiting Cheynes Beach and Greens Pool will get you outdoors. Visit Cosy Corner Beach and Lowlands Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Anvil Beach in Denmark, approximately 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Perth to Albany in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in April, expect nights in Albany to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Lucky Bay for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Thistle Cove and Twilight Bay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellfire Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Esperance travel planning tool .

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Esperance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Esperance in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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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.
Visit Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visit Coogee Beach and Dee Why Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, step off the mainland to explore Shark Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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