60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cork
Bus + Fly:  27 h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Cork

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary maker site.

Cork, Ireland to Perth is an approximately 27- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cork to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cork in March, things will get warmer in Perth: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. In March, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and get curious at Questacon.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the striking landscape of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba attractions site.

You can drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in April; daily highs in Katoomba reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Megalong Valley, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island travel planner.

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

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pioneer Cottage Buderim (in Buderim), Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Point Cartwright) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Warner Bros. Movie World, Pioneer Cottage Buderim
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Village Gallery, make a splash at Cairns Wake park, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Tea (in Daintree), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Cape Tribulation Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Tea, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 13 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Anbangbang Rock Shelter ©
Anbangbang Rock Shelter

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