61 days in Australia Itinerary

61 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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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 — 5 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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Tydefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Wildlife Coast Cruises and Balloon Rides. Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Federation Square, and browse the exhibits of Australian Print Workshop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 6 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do your shopping at Teddy Sinclair and Lost Bear Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Glenbrook Rotary Markets in Glenbrook--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.
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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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Danks Street Produce Merchants. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Lagoon Beach and Ned's Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Mt Gower. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Old Settlement Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Noosa.
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Mooloolaba Beach and Moffat Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Lost Treasure Shop. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Witta Store & Goodies (in Witta) and Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery & Shelly Beach). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Artisans Gallery, don't miss a visit to Hastings Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and stroll through Alexandra Headland Beach.

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

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Noosa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Noosa is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 6 nights

Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head will get you outdoors.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip builder app.

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. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Peter Jarver Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Flying Foxes.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Tribulation Beach and Dubuji Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online trip builder.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Coffee Works Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. On the 28th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Yellow Water Cruises, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwurr Art Site, and browse the exhibits of Marrawuddi Arts & Culture.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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