60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
3
Leura
— 5 nights
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
6
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
12
Darwin
— 2 nights
13
Perth
— 5 nights
14
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 21st (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get curious at Questacon. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canberra online journey planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Canberra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

5
nights
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leura: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Leura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in December, Leura is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenstroll through Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, thentee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island online trip maker.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast is minus 0.5 hours. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel route planning site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations) and Laserzone Sunshine Coast (in Warana). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Laserzone Sunshine Coast
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach route planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Elizas Gallery (in Daintree). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online attractions planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Elizas Gallery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, thenexamine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Darwin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

5
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get interesting insight from Tours, have some family-friendly fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Perth. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Perth when traveling from Darwin in February, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Adventure World, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

3
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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