60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + bus + train + foot + ferry:  9​h 15​min
10
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to The National Pass and Perry's Lookdown. Step out of Katoomba to go to Glenbrook and see Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Day FIne Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip maker site .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls Lake, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

8
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.
Visit The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and hike along Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
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.
Visiting Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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 Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Boab Boat Cairns. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ellis Beach, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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 Cape Tribulation Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation tour planning app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Tranquility Falls
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wonga Beach and Four Mile Beach. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Sandy Cape Lighthouse will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mt Gower and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip site .

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 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Visit Cowes Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Red Rock Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Flynns Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cowes planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and ferry from Lord Howe Island to Cowes takes 9.5 hours. April in Cowes sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Summerlands, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, trek along Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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