60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Perth
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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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately Cape Tribulation away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route builder.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Port Douglas is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Surabaya to Port Douglas, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surabaya in April, expect Port Douglas to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, make a trip to K'gari, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Spas, Kings Beach, &more), Wirreanda Park (in Buderim) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane route planning website.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 3:

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately Faulconbridge away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip builder.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

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Hobart

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

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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.
Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

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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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

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Perth

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.