60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Cowes
— 3 nights
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns online trip itinerary builder.

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Oslo in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ocean Safari and Dubuji Boardwalk. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Dubuji Boardwalk
4.4

6
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the world from above with GBR Helicopters -Tours, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 8:
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Yellow Water Cruises, gain insight with Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 15:
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World heritage site
Maguk Gorge
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Yellow Water Cruises
4.5
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Waterfall
Motor Car Falls
5.0

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

6
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like The Great Ocean Road and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and test your team's savvy at EscapeXperience.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel planning app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
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Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8
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Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo
4.3

3
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and then Head underground at Forrest Caves. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, take an unforgettable tour with Phillip Island Helicopters, then head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at YCW Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cowes online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Cowes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Cowes

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wildlife Coast Cruises
4.7
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Theme Park
A Maze'N Things
4.3

4
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train from Cowes to Katoomba in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Katoomba is somewhat warmer than Cowes - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

6
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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

3
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Padlockd Escape Rooms. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Photography Tours & South Bank Parklands). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with GC Jet Boating & Parasailing, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder site.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Room Escape Game
Padlockd Escape Rooms
4.9

5
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will enjoy Golden Beach Hire and Noosa National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli) and Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Moffat Beach). There's still lots to do: push the limits with Noosa Quad Bike Tours, stroll around Mount Coolum, relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, and make a splash at Aqua Fun Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Must see
The Noosa Spa
4.7
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Golden Beach Hire
4.9
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National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

5
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake Birrabeen will thrill your kids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island visit planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
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World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
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Water Body
Eli Creek
4.5

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