60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights

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5
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kitty Miller Bay and Cowes Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at YCW Beach, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, stroll through Red Rock Beach, and find your balance on the water with Surf Trax.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip maker tool.

Melbourne to Cowes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Cowes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

7
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

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

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

3
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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Bring the kids along to Lagoon Beach and Mt Gower. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island tour planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Family-friendly places like South Bank Parklands and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 4 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

6
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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Watersports Guru in Kingscliff--about 42 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Touch Therapy Gold Coast, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary maker app.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will enjoy Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, &more), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Paradise Beach (in Golden Beach). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Essential Bodywork ©
Essential Bodywork
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Caloundra Jet Ski ©
Caloundra Jet Ski

6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Central Station Rainforest and Lake Wabby will thrill your kids.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip maker.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Port Douglas

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

Planning Port Douglas trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 Mala Walk. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Douglas in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Swan River, then zoom along the surf with Jetsurf Perth, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Perth online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Jetsurf Perth ©
Jetsurf Perth
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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