60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 5 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 Sydney
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
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Cairns — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation tour app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 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 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 8 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 25th (Wed).
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Find places to stay May 17 — 25:

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: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

You can plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Brisbane — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Island Gondola (in Bribie Island). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island holiday maker.

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, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, visit Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.
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Leura — 6 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leura online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Leura in June: highs in Melbourne hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Exmouth.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:

Exmouth — 2 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Exmouth day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Exmouth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Exmouth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Exmouth reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Australia travel guide

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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.