60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+4
Train + Bus + Foot + Train + Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Manchester

4
nights
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 with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Perth sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Perth to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

5
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, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Canberra online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Hassan's Wall (in Lithgow), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at The Three Sisters, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanangra-Boyd National Park, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planning app.

You can drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in April, things will get a bit warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and visit The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Nandroya Falls (in Atherton) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Nandroya Falls, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Macalister Brewing Company, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade 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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree (Tranquility Falls & Elizas Gallery), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Cape Trib Farm) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Jindalba Boardwalk). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planning site.

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 14 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

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