60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Perth
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 8 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Sydney

8
days
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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Leura.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
days
Leura

Leura ©
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. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and hike along Grand Canyon track.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Leura attractions app .

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, Leura is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 26th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Canberra day trip site .

Drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in September, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

7
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in September since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

6
days
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 (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

6
days
Port Douglas

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Elizas Gallery, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
days
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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

5
days
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Cape Tribulation to Kakadu National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
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 Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Kakadu National Park to Perth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Talijancich Wines
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

8
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island day trip planning site .

Getting from Perth to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fraser Island, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

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