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: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Scenic Walkway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Nan Tien Temple
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and National Motor Racing Museum. Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Cuttaway Hill Wines (in Exeter), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). On the 12th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Giant Stairway, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Bathurst, Bilpin Cider Company, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tacking Point Lighthouse and Maritime Museum South West Rocks. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Coastal walk, and examine the collection at Roto House.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Katoomba in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Get in touch with nature at Belongil Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Gold Coast hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visiting Peregian Beach and Kings Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Coolum and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach). There's lots more to do: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, stop by Underground Surf, explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Carlo Sand Blow, Mount Coolum, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and St Helena Island National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum, engage your brain at ScienCentre, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Tue), 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Josephine Falls and Atherton Tablelands. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and Daintree National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

6
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bells Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Art Gallery of Ballarat, & more) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Spas, Eastern Beach Reserve, Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gibsons Steps and Mait's Rest. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and London Bridge. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip maker website .

Getting from Melbourne to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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