60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 3 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Ferry to Cowes
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth — 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Warnbro Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

Before you visit Perth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Perth is 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Skopje in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at YCW Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. Head to Cowes Bazaar and Gallery and Tydefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve, head outdoors with Wildlife Coast Cruises, and get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Perth to Cowes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cowes due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in February, plan for slightly colder days in Cowes, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sea All Dolphin Swims and The Great Ocean Road. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Sovereign Hill about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:

Hobart — 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Every Man and His Dog Vineyard. Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Stewarts Bay (in Port Arthur) and Fortescue Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Katoomba — 6 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lost Bear Gallery and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Head to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Leura Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, stop by The Nook, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Katoomba vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in February, with highs in Katoomba at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:

Sydney — 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Long Reef Point (in Collaroy Beach), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Manly (Shelly Beach & After Dark Nature Tours). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:

Fraser Island — 6 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eli Creek and Indian Head.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:

Brisbane — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Mooloolaba Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Kings Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and walk around South Bank Parklands.

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Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 17th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Above & Below Photography Gallery, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairnsfor some retail therapy. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Peter Jarver Gallery). Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Port Douglas — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Step out of the city life by going to Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

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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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