60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13 h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
8
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
13
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Lake Claremont, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Perth is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Perth is 6 hours. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Lake Claremont
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
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.
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 dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, play a few rounds at Mossman Golf Club, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Macalister Brewing Company, and stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Smithfield, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Cattana Wetlands ©
Cattana Wetlands

3
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Island (Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach) and Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club & Passage Peak). Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island, Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mooloolaba, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Maleny, Wirreanda Park, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden ©

5
nights
Fraser Island

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 McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel route app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

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
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and finally stroll through Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, stroll through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning website.

You can fly from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Katoomba in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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