60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
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Melbourne — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Coast Cruises and The Great Ocean Road. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Tyde (in Cowes) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, take in the exciting artwork at Pumpkin Lane Art Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planning app.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Surabaya in November, with highs in Melbourne at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 6 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Shop till you drop at Teddy Sinclair and Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts. Bring the kids along to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba Antique Centre. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves to see Jenolan Caves about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba sightseeing website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.
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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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Danks Street Produce Merchants. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sydney Opera House and ATTY Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Manly (Shelly Beach & Sophie Tea Art). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 4 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Lagoon Beach and Old Settlement Beach. Family-friendly places like Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Blinky Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island road trip site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Eli Creek and Central Station Rainforest.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island day trip app.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island is minus 0.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.
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Mooloolaba — 7 nights

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Do your shopping at The Original Eumundi Markets and Lost Treasure Shop. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Alexandra Headland Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith & Ben Messina Landscapes Gallery), Artisans Gallery (in Eumundi) and Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Witta Store & Goodies, enjoy the sand and surf at Stumers Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, and browse the different shops at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Bring the kids along to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mutitjulu Waterhole. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Mooloolaba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Mooloolaba in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwurr Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Peter Jarver Gallery. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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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.
Do your shopping at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Entomological museum. Get in touch with nature at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip website.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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