60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Caloundra
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Admirals Arch. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning website.

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9

6
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
Visiting Sea All Dolphin Swims and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online holiday planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

6
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at YCW Beach and Ventnor Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Wildlife Coast Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, stroll through Cape Woolamai Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wildlife Coast Cruises
4.7

2
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Dolphin Swim Australia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to One Mile Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Little Beach Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and then see 4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Cowes to Nelson Bay in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cowes in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nelson Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Tomaree Head
5.0

6
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Wentworth Falls Lookout. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see Blue Mountains 4WD, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba holiday maker tool.

Getting from Nelson Bay to Katoomba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

5
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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Sydney Opera House and Justice & Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

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Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9

5
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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bill's Boat Hire and Bike Hire and Mount Coolum. Get out of town with these interesting Caloundra side-trips: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains), Peregian Beach (in Peregian Beach) and Underground Surf (in Noosa).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Caloundra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. February in Caloundra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek will get you outdoors.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
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World heritage site
Central Station Rainforest
4.5

4
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Cairns

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

3
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Paddletrek Kayak Adventures and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation route planning tool.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures
4.9

5
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Port Douglas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. On the 26th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker tool.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Safari
Safaris
4.9

3
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Lungkata Walk. Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

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