60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Bondi Beach ©
Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
The Rocks ©
Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

5
nights
Fraser Island

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
Indian Head ©
Water Body
Indian Head
4.8

5
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Hastings Streetfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bulcock Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & SunJet Simulations), Tina Cooper Gallery (in Eumundi) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Underground Surf, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Noosa National Park ©
National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

2
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Head to Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Grotty Yachty Clothingfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip website.

Getting from Noosa to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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©
World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
©
Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.7

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Village Gallery in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and stroll through The Blue Arrow Circuit.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Thornton Beach and Photography Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Natural History Museum
Daintree Entomological museum
3.9
©
Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.7

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

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

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
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©
Safari
Safaris
4.9

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Motor Car Falls. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Ubirr ©
Must see
Ubirr
4.8
Maguk Gorge ©
World heritage site
Maguk Gorge
4.8
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Walkatjara Art Uluru. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Uluru ©
World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. There's lots more to do: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
The Great Ocean Road ©
Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Historic Site
Old Melbourne Gaol
4.5

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Escape the urban bustle at YCW Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kitty Miller Bay and Berrys Beach. There's lots more to do: stop by Tyde, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lagoon Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cowes to Lord Howe Island takes 9 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Cowes to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Ned's Beach ©
Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0
Lagoon Beach ©
Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9

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