60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  33​h
1
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h
10
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Drive:  9​h
11
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Byron Bay is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Byron Bay. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Byron Bay to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

6
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sunshine Coast and then admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba road trip planning app .

Getting from Brisbane to Mooloolaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Original Eumundi Markets, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then step aboard Maheno Wreck.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach, and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route planner .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Rex Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, stop by Viva La Body, and explore the galleries of Mason Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

5
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Darwin in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 24°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. In March, Adelaide is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Cedars, Port Adelaide Uniting Church, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 6:
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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