60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
10
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
11
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
14
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne

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, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 26°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

5
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: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, trek along Yurmikmik Walks, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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 & Spas). There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Red Arrow Walk
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville tour planner.

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
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 27th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Helicopter Tours
Spas

4
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Zipline in Gold Coast--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in January, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Mooloolaba is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, admire the natural beauty at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore, Coolum Beach, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, SunJet Simulations, Aqua Fun Park
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden ©
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stop by The Rocks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fraser Island in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Horseback Riding Tours (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba day trip tool.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Horseback Riding Tours, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hobart fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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