60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cork
Bus + Fly:  27 h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
3
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Cork

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip website.

Cork, Ireland to Perth is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Cork in March, with highs in Perth at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday app.

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanangra-Boyd National Park, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

5
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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and cool off at Cairns Wake park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Macalister Brewing Company
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stroll through Thornton Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

5
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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