60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route 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
— 5 nights
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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
— 4 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.
On the 1st (Sat), tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island route builder app.

Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, stroll through Grand Canyon track, take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout, and hike along The National Pass.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary builder website.

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:

Perth

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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 3:

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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning tool.

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online tour planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Port Douglas at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

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 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

Airlie Beach

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Passage Peak, &more). There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre, and stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach sightseeing website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Caloundra (Spas & Kings Beach) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary site.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can 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.