60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackay, Fly to Hervey Bay
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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
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Perth, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lahore in September: high temperatures in Perth hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

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 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, stroll through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach visit 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. When traveling from Cairns in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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 Kalki Moon Distilling Company (in Bundaberg), Australian Adventure Park (in Burrum Heads) and Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, don't miss a visit to The Pier, and grab your bike and head to Esplanade.

Plan trip to Hervey Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in October since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Fraser Island — 7 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, step aboard Maheno Ship Wreck, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 5 hours. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:

Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Settlement Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island online road trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Sydney — 7 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:

Melbourne — 7 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 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll through Fitzroy Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 29:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

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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.
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