60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  30​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
8
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Toronto

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Daintree Tea & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Cape Tribulation reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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 (Spas, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Start your trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and finally walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online attractions planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, you will find days in Perth are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 19th (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in May, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). On the 26th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and stroll through The National Pass.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

6
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in May, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Eli Creek, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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