61 days in Australia Itinerary

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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
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Lord Howe Island — 2 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: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Old Settlement Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island journey planner.

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane journey builder tool.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, step aboard Maheno Ship Wreck, and contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

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

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 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Caloundra (Queensland Air Museum, SunJet Simulations, &more). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, stop by Watermelon Red, cool off at Aqua Fun Park, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Fly from Noosa to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, take some stellar pictures from Nawurlandja Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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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 19th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 16th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at Elite Male Massage, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, stroll through Wentworth Falls Lookout, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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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