60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Train to Rome, Fly to Cairns
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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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, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Horseback Riding Tours & Cape Tribulation Beach). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning app.

Ancona, Italy to Port Douglas is an approximately 31-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Ancona to Port Douglas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ancona in February: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Cairns

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wabby, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island tour planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in March since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Stumers Creek), Currimundi Lake (in Currimundi) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Kings Beach). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, walk around Wirreanda Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and let the kids burn off some steam at Maroochydore Rotary Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker website.

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder app.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

Leura

— 6 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Leura is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

Plan my day in Leura using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in March, Leura is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Wine Compass (in Mt Martha), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington) and Heronswood (in Dromana). On the 10th (Sat), 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, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Leura in April: highs in Melbourne hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 12:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 15th (Thu), 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 Apr 12 — 15:

Perth

— 4 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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremantle History Walking Tour, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In April in Perth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

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.