60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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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
— 5 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Wetlands, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey planner.

Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

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.
Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 16th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, make a trip to Green Island, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 21:

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 22nd (Sun): go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Brisbane

— 3 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Brisbane, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Buderim District Park (in Buderim), Seaview Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, stroll through Noosa Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, and get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Noosa tour planning app.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Hervey Bay

— 3 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Take a break from Hervey Bay with a short trip to Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company in Bundaberg, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hervey Bay in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:

Katoomba

— 4 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), Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate, look for gifts at The Nook, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.