61 days in Australia Itinerary

61 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, 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
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, hike along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 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 striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and get great views at Mirray Lookout.

You can plan Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:

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 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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 October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

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 Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation road trip website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Noosa.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Alexandra Headland Beach (in Alexandra Headland), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Caloundra (Queensland Air Museum, Moffat Beach, &more). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fishermans Road Market, and look for gifts at Underground Surf.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Noosa tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Cairns to Noosa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

Fraser Island — 6 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head, stroll through Eli Creek, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fraser Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

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

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:

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: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blinky Beach, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Evans Lookout, hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 19:

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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