60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Cowes
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive
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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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for nature, wildlife, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and see what you can catch with Fisher's Wetland.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes road trip app.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Cowes is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Cowes. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in January, with highs in Cowes at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Melbourne

— 7 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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

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. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Port Douglas

— 4 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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip maker site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

Brisbane

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Coolum Beach (BLAST Aqua Park Coolum & Mount Coolum) and Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Noosa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. February in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

Sydney

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online journey planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Lithgow and see Hassan's Wall, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, and make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

Hobart

— 6 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Maingon Lookout (in Port Arthur) and Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck). On the 5th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, don't miss a visit to Handmark Galleries, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online travel route planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Hobart by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.