60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Bournemouth
Train + Fly:  26 h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
2
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Bournemouth

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app.

Bournemouth, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Melbourne is 10 hours. Traveling from Bournemouth in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and trek along Fortress Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stop by Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in August, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Twin Featherz, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba, Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in August since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre ©
Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre

6
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: The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip site.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, Palm Cove Beach, Ellis Beach, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Thornton Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Elizas Gallery & Daintree Tea). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Daintree, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Litchfield National Park (Walker Creek & Helicopter Tours). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. In September, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Port Douglas - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Speed Boats Tours

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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