60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Perth
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island

— 1 night
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip website.

Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Sydney

— 7 nights

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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 9:

Katoomba

— 7 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hanging Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get great views at Govetts Leap, hike along Fortress Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:

Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk), Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in April, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

Melbourne

— 7 nights

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.
Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 28th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:

Perth

— 6 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Perth at 31°C and lows at 15°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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 to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

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

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 12:

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Trinity Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Daydream Island Day Spa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, stroll through Eli Creek, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:

Brisbane

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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.