60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, The Three Sisters
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Underground Surf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mooloolaba Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, explore the galleries of Artisans Gallery, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, and browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Noosa attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Caloundra, Marcoola Beach, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Head to Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Grotty Yachty Clothingfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

6
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get in touch with nature at Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Photography Tours, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planner .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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 Mamukala Billabong. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, make a trip to Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and stroll through Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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 Feb 6 — 11:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Port Melbourne Beach. Head to Melbourne Central and Federation Squarefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

5
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Visiting Kitty Miller Bay and YCW Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Cowes Beach and The Colonnades. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, stop by Tyde, stroll through Berrys Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Newhaven, Ventnor, Rhyll, Flynns Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Mt Gower. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cast your line with a fishing tour, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island itinerary planner .

Getting from Cowes to Lord Howe Island by combination of ferry, train, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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