60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Ferry to Stony Point, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Train to Sydney, 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
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne journey maker app.

Surat Thani, Thailand to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Surat Thani in January, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:

Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for nature, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Conservation Hill Reserve, head outdoors with The Nobbies, and see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cowes trip builder app.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cowes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Hobart

— 3 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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 16th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cowes to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cowes in January, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder tool.

You can take a bus from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning app.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Lithgow (Hassan's Wall & Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fraser Island fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Airlie Beach

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Jetryder, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Brisbane in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planning tool.

You can 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 February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

Perth

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get in on the family fun at Adventure World, explore the activities along Swan River, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.