60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
11
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Mossman
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h
14
Fitzroy Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
15
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
16
Bondi
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
17
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Bristol

4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bristol to Cairns due to the time zone difference. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Make your Whitsunday Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

4
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 Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Heart Reef. On the 7th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Captain Cook Highway. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Relax by the water at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Maroochydore Beach, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip planning app .

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Kondalilla National Park, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip maker .

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Broken Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lighthouse Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach and trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay travel route planning site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Byron Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. We've included these beaches for you: Island Beach and Stokes Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Byron Bay to Kangaroo Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 1st (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip maker app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Townsville by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the water at your own pace with Pilgrim Sailing, then stroll through Geoffrey Bay, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island road trip planning website .

Magnetic Island is very close to Townsville. November in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Transportation Tours
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hinchinbrook Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Etty Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mission Beach road trip tool .

Getting from Magnetic Island to Mission Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Etty Bay, Golden Gumboot, Hinchinbrook Island
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Golden Gumboot ©
Golden Gumboot

5
nights
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wonga Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mossman: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Mossman trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Mossman takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mossman are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Mossman

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cow Bay Beach, Daintree National Park, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
On the 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Fitzroy Island National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fitzroy Island sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mossman to Fitzroy Island. In November in Fitzroy Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fitzroy Island to Fraser Island. Traveling from Fitzroy Island in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Fraser Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
day
Bondi

Bondi ©
On the 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Parsley Bay Reserve, then stroll through Tamarama Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bondi trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Bondi with the Route module. When traveling from Fraser Island in November, plan for slightly colder days in Bondi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Parsley Bay Reserve, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Parsley Bay Reserve ©
Parsley Bay Reserve
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

7
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Sydney is just a short distance from Bondi. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 24:
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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