60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, 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 Toronto

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Brisbane

— 3 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ned's Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Sydney

— 5 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:

Katoomba

— 4 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: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, trek along Grand Canyon track, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

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You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Melbourne

— 5 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 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

Perth

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth attractions planning website.

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. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Perth are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:

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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, get a taste of the local shopping with Daintree Entomological museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation holiday planning app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Airlie Beach

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Wed), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): step aboard Whitsunday Passage and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To see maps and tourist information, read Airlie Beach online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Hervey Bay

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park) and Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and take in the waterfront at The Pier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Hervey Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to K'gari, explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:

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.