60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Leura
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
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Sydney — 5 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, visit Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Leura.
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Leura — 6 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Leura to Megalong Valley to see Dryridge Estate about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, hike along Fortress Rock, take some stellar pictures from Spooners Lookout, and take a spin around town with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.

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Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

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.
Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In February, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 5th (Sun).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (SunJet Simulations & Caloundra Regional Art Gallery), Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours (in Mooloolaba) and Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Buderim Lions Park). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, get great views at Lows Lookout, experience rural life at McMartin's Farm, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and stroll through Eli Creek.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online day trip planner.

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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 6 nights

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain), Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, view the masterpieces at Birrunga Gallery & Dining, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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