60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Brisbane, Bus to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Whitsunday Island
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 10 nights
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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, push the limits with an extreme tour, and kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Byron Bay travel itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Byron Bay is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Byron Bay. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Byron Bay hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Moffat Beach in Caloundra, approximately Caloundra away. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and then admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mooloolaba journey builder.

You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:

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Fraser Island

On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then take a tour of Maheno Wreck.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

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Whitsunday Island

On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park, then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Wangetti (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Rex Lookout). Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Darwin trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cairns to Darwin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Darwin. In March, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

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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 the striking landscape at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Darwin in March, with lows around 24°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to your itinerary. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online tour planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Melbourne in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Sydney on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 6:

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Sydney takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 15:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.