60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Melbourne

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 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). The adventure continues: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, tour the pleasant surroundings at Narrow Neck Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba route website.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 3°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, Fraser Island is a bit warmer than Katoomba - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, Mooloolaba Beach, &more), Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Wirreanda Park) and Yandina Markets (in Yandina). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, take the plunge with Skydive Noosa, view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at ikatan Balinese Day Spa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Noosa driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Noosa River & Canal Cruises ©
Noosa River & Canal Cruises
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

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: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Gold Coast Canal Cruises) and Padlockd Escape Rooms (in Surfers Paradise). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Gold Coast Canal Cruises ©
Gold Coast Canal Cruises
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures ©
Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip maker website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Horseback Riding Tours

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Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and get a new perspective on things with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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