60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Stony Point, Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Oslo

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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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 32 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns vacation maker.

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Oslo in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

Cape Tribulation — 4 nights

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 Ocean Safari and Dubuji Boardwalk. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation travel route app.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Deep Retreat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning app.

Fly from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Field of Light, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 12.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and The Great Ocean Road will thrill your kids. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, test your team's savvy at EscapeXperience, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cowes.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:

Cowes — 3 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 17th (Fri), get outside with Wildlife Coast Cruises, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then see the world from above with Phillip Island Helicopters, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at YCW Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip builder tool.

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. In February in Cowes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Katoomba — 4 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Narrow Neck Trail. Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout, hike along Grand Canyon track, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba road trip site.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and train from Cowes to Katoomba in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get your game on at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to South Bank Parklands and Padlockd Escape Rooms & Bar. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Brisbane (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and glide through the air with GC Jet Boat & Parasail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Family-friendly places like Golden Beach Hire and BLAST Aqua Park Coolum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Moffat Beach), Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: make a splash at Aqua Fun Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Noosa Quad Bike Tours, and take a pleasant ride with Noosa Horses.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Noosa planning app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake McKenzie and Wanggoolba Creek.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

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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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