61 days in Australia Itinerary

61 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 6 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 Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne — 5 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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Tydefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Wildlife Coast Cruises and St. Kilda Beach. Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll around Federation Square, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and view the masterpieces at Australian Print Workshop.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough 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.
Do your shopping at Teddy Sinclair and Glenbrook Rotary Markets. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, explore the galleries of Lost Bear Gallery, and hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary builder website.

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 October, you will find days in Katoomba are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Australian Centre for Photography. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by Darling Harbour, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Lagoon Beach and Old Settlement Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Ned's Beach and Blinky Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Artisans Gallery. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Lost Treasure Shop (in Balmoral Ridge), Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Moffat Beach, &more) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Witta Store & Goodies, relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, take in the exciting artwork at Noosa Regional gallery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Noosa vacation planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Noosa in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Noosa due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 6 nights

Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head will get you outdoors.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip builder app.

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. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Peter Jarver Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:

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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Myall Beach. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Floravilla Ice Cream Factory in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Daintree Entomological museum, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation vacation builder app.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow 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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Coffee Works Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. On the 28th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly 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. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water Cruises will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, get great views at Nawurlandja Lookout, and stroll through Mirray Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 5th (Mon).
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can 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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