60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  26​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Alexandria

3
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth travel planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Perth is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Alexandria to Perth. Traveling from Alexandria in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
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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.
Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. On the 11th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, get great views at The Three Sisters, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Katoomba, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ned's Beach, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach, get a new perspective on things with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bloomfield Waterfall, Cow Bay Beach, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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 & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns holiday builder .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Port Douglas
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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