60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Torquay
— 1 day
Drive
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 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
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Perth

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. In January in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Torquay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Torquay

— 1 day
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Torquay journey planning app.

You can fly from Perth to Torquay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Torquay due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in January, with highs in Torquay at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck), Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 11th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Katoomba

— 6 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: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

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Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

— 7 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Airlie Beach

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach road trip tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately Kuranda away. Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.