60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
4
Blackheath
— 5 nights
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
8
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
9
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
12
Cairns
— 6 nights

6
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

Before you visit Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 168-hour travel. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Manchester to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Rock Shelter ©
Anbangbang Rock Shelter

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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.
Attractions like Uluru and Kuniya Walk make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner.

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. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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.
Attractions like Werribee Open Range Zoo and Melbourne Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jenolan Caves and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blackheath journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Blackheath with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Blackheath hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see South Bank Parklands about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Aussie World. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, get in on the family fun at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba online day trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Palmview, Australia Zoo, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
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Aussie World ©
Aussie World
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast ©
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

5
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like K'gari and Lake McKenzie will thrill your kids.

You can plan Fraser Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

5
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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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Wild Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Fraser Island in October, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Daintree Wild Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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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.
Kids will enjoy Cow Bay Beach and Myall Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Sugarworld Waterpark, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

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