60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online holiday builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Mayfield Garden (in Oberon), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:

Sydney

— 6 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, visit The Rocks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip maker.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island day trip planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Brisbane

— 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Fraser Island

— 7 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek, and stroll through Indian Head.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island planning site.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 2:

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step aboard Whitsunday Passage and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Cairns

— 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Green Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns tour website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

Cape Tribulation

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Port Douglas

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and stroll through Mamukala Wetlands.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:

Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.