60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Katoomba

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: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along The National Pass, and get great views at Govetts Leap.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in May, with lows around 14°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 Tours
Find places to stay May 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Wirreanda Park, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, get outside with The Pinnacles, and trek along Fraser Island Great Walk.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island attractions planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

6
nights
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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Elizas Gallery in Daintree--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Elizas Gallery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perth route builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Perth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, get interesting insight from Tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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