60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
10
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
11
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
14
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Anbangbang Rock Shelter ©
Anbangbang Rock Shelter

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and look for gifts at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation online journey planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

6
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Red Arrow Walk
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville tour planner.

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 with an excursion to Zipline in Gold Coast--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

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Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
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.
Mooloolaba is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, make a trip to Chambers Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore, Coolum Beach, SunJet Simulations, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Aqua Fun Park
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of ferry, car, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fraser Island in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Katoomba

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: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Horseback Riding Tours (in Megalong Valley) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
nights
Hobart

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 a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart holiday builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Balloon Rides

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