60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Perth
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 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 (Dubuji Boardwalk, Marrdja Botanical Walk, &more). Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip website.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Field of Light, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. (in Nambour), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, stroll through Peregian Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, and stop by Watermelon Red.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Noosa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Noosa is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 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, stroll through Eli Creek, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.
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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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip 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. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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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, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 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. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Katoomba.
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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.
Katoomba is known for sightseeing, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, and trek along Fortress Rock.

Plan trip to Katoomba with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo & Victoria State Rose Garden). Dedicate the 29th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online visit planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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