60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
5
Cairns
— 7 nights
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
7
Noosa
— 6 nights
8
Katoomba
— 6 nights
9
Sydney
— 7 nights
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights

3
nights
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 and take pictures at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 7:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

6
nights
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 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, &more), Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel planner.

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 July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Photography Tours
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and admire the sheer force of Behana Gorge Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands, Tanks Arts Centre, Paradise Palms Country Club
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Fraser Island at °C and lows at °C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra), Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Noosa journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, SunJet Simulations, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Mount Cooroora
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Katoomba

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: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at Govetts Leap, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Katoomba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park

7
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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