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
— 5 nights
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
7
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
8
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
9
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
10
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
12
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
13
Cairns
— 5 nights

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

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Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 168-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Manchester to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) 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 Oct 19 — 25:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

3
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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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Lungkata Walk. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Melbourne Gaol and National Gallery of Victoria. The Johnston Collection and St Thomas Aquinas' Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Wentworth Falls. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Saint Bonaventure's Church. Change things up with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along Narrow Neck Trail, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Katoomba tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6.5 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 °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
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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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route maker app.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: highs in Sydney hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
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 (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip tool.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast in 7 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Get a sense of the local culture at Seaview Art Gallery and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Go for a jaunt from Mooloolaba to Maleny to see Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Chenrezig Institute, Australia Zoo, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Fraser Island Great Walk.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island online route planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in November, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Agincourt Reef. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Tranquility Falls in Daintree--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trot along with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Visit Cow Bay Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Cape Tribulation Beach. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours

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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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through The Blue Arrow Circuit, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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