60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mooloolaba
— 3 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 Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Esperance
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas — 3 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Discover how to plan a Port Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

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 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hydeaway Bay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mooloolaba.
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Mooloolaba — 3 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Mooloolaba Beach and Dicky Beach. Visiting Maroochydore Beach and Glass House Mountains National Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip planner.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Mooloolaba when traveling from Airlie Beach in January, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 7 nights

Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. You'll get in some beach time at Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mt Gower will get you outdoors. There's more to do: examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

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 Opera House and Justice & Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Store Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at The National Pass and Blue Mountains Biking Adventures. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and trek along Charles Darwin walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Katoomba in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 7 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Visiting Sea All Dolphin Swims and Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail will get you outdoors. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Enchanted Adventure in Arthurs Seat, approximately Arthurs Seat away. Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowes.
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Cowes — 5 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Step out of the city life by going to YCW Beach and Flynns Beach. Get some cultural insight at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, get outside with The Nobbies, contemplate the waterfront views at Churchill Island Marine National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cowes day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kangaroo Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cowes to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cowes to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Esperance.
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Esperance — 6 nights

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. You'll get in some beach time at Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Mile Lagoon, stroll through Salmon Beach, and take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Esperance journey planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Esperance in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Esperance. In March, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.