60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Torquay
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
11
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Main Beach (Speed Boats Tours & Sea World Theme Park). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ned's Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

9
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.
On the 4th (Thu), spend a day of history-infused exploration at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba travel planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to National Carillon, meet the residents at National Zoo and Aquarium, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Canberra are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth to go to Fremantle and see Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, and meet the residents at Perth Zoo.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Canberra to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Perth reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the vivid underwater world at Reef Magic Cruises.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns vacation trip planner.

Fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in May; daily highs in Cairns reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Cable Ski Cairns
Find places to stay May 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Uluru and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, things will get slightly colder in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. There's still lots to do: trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and do a tasting at Main Ridge Estate.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Torquay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Torquay, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Great Ocean Walk, Geelong Botanical Gardens, Main Ridge Estate, Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk

7
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Hartz Mountains National Park (in Huonville) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Sun) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart vacation builder.

You can fly from Torquay to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge, Port Arthur Historic Site, Shot Tower
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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