60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Fraser Island Great Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Fraser Island, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island road trip website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
nights
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Gallery One88. Head to Katoomba Antique Centre and Josophan's Fine Chocolatefor some retail therapy. Step out of Leura with an excursion to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves--about 1h 20 min away. On the 4th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and hike along Charles Darwin walk.

Plan my trip to Leura with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Charles Darwin walk, Perry's Lookdown
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

7
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Brett Whiteley Studio and Danks Street Produce Merchants. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leura in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 57°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru Hiking Path and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get great views at Uluru, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

Plan my trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Opal Reef. Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas travel route planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Thornton Beach and Daintree Discovery Centre. Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

9
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Village Gallery and Historic Village Herberton. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip site .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Ellis Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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