60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Darwin, Bus 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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Cairns
— 6 nights
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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
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 1 night
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive to Onslow, Fly to London

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions site.

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 9.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:

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 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, center your mind and body at The Deep Retreat Port Douglas, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Cairns — 6 nights

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: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:

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 Birrabeen, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:

Brisbane — 4 nights

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 Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

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, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

Find out how to plan Lord Howe Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Sydney.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Sydney — 6 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker tool.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:

Katoomba — 7 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Mayfield Garden (in Oberon). And it doesn't end there: do sightseeing at your own pace with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, get great views at The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:

Canberra — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

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

Drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Katoomba in April, with highs in Canberra at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, make a trip to Field of Light, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Perth.
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Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Perth — 2 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Swan River and then take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Perth, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Exmouth.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Exmouth — 1 night

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth road trip planning site.

Fly from Perth to Exmouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in May; daily highs in Exmouth reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

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.