60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Perth
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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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Linton, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 35-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Linton to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Linton in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Cairns

— 6 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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Sat), go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brisbane trip simple and quick.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, take a memorable excursion with Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fraser Island travel app.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, awaken your taste buds at Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Noosa tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Noosa to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Noosa to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, visit The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online road trip planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Melbourne

— 6 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 9th (Wed) 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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Hobart.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck). On the 15th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart route planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

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 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Hobart to Perth in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Australia travel guide

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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.