60 days in New South Wales, Queensland & Victoria Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales, Queensland & Victoria Itinerary

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60 days in New South Wales, Queensland & Victoria Itinerary

Start: San Pedro Sula
Fly:  33​h
1
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
12
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
13
Apollo Bay
— 12 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: San Pedro Sula

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Callala Beach and Greenfield Beach. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and stroll through Cave Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay attractions planner .

San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Jervis Bay is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro Sula to Jervis Bay is 16 hours. Traveling from San Pedro Sula in October, you will find days in Jervis Bay are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenolan Caves and Featherdale Wildlife Park. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

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

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Jervis Bay in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jimmy's Beach and Fingal Bay Beach. Visiting Tomaree Head and Box Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Zenith Beach (in Shoal Bay), Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest) and Caves Beach (in Swansea). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Redhead Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle online tour planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Newcastle, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Redhead Beach, Caves Beach, Fingal Bay Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

4
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. We've included these beaches for you: Cellito Beach and Burgess Beach, Forster. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elizabeth Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Forster: Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Wingham Brush Nature Reserve (in Wingham). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Forster Main Beach, experience rural life at Honeycomb Valley Farm, tee off at Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf, and view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Forster day trip planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Forster in 2 hours. In October in Forster, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cellito Beach, Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Honeycomb Valley Farm, Elizabeth Beach, Saltwater National Park
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Burgess Beach, Forster ©
Burgess Beach, Forster

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nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church. Get in touch with nature at Koala Hospital and Coastal walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Hat Head (Korogoro Walking Track & Hat Head National Park) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie journey planner .

Drive from Forster to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Forster in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hat Head, Scotts Head Beach
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, you will find days in Fraser Island are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noosa.

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

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Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Kings Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Ninderry in Yandina (about 32 minutes away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Mount Ninderry, Kings Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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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 Burleigh Heads Beach and Tugun Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Kirra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Broken Head (Broken Head Nature Reserve & Broken Head Beach) and Wategos Beach (in Byron Bay). There's lots more to do: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast vacation app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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Port Douglas

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 Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree Discovery Centre and Cow Bay Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree National Park and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach and delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Balloon Rides. Venture out of the city with trips to Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Wooroonooran National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Airlie Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Grays Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Charter Yachts Australia. When in Airlie Beach, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bay in Bowen, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

Plan a Airlie Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Bowen
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twelve Apostles and Johanna Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell National Park and Great Ocean Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Beech Forest (Beauchamp Falls, Hopetoun Falls, & more), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Port Campbell (The Arch, London Bridge, & more). Make the 23rd (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Won Wondah & Henderson Falls. Make the 24th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Lorne Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach, stroll through Bells Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Apollo Bay in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Lorne, Beech Forest, Johanna Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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