60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Defence of Darwin Experience and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, cool off at Wave Lagoon, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Darwin is 9 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Darwin to Broome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Traveling from Darwin in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Broome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Anzac Centre and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park) and Denmark (Mount Lindesay Walk Trail & Greens Pool). Spend the 20th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Broome in June, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Albany: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Denmark, Castle Rock
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

4
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Cave and Food Tours. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Woodlands Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Grove Experience, and stop by Lloyds of Margaret River.

To find out how to plan a trip to Margaret River, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, McLeod Creek Wines, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Mammoth Cave
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turquoise Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Exmouth day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Melbourne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Exmouth in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Hobart

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 2nd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Battery Point, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online day trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Uluru and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Helicopter Tours
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Desert Park and Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, get great views at Anzac Hill, and identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Daintree Discovery Centre. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect nights in Port Douglas to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Myall Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Gardens and Spas & Wellness. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns journey planning tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits (in Childers) and Bundaberg Rum Distillery (in Bundaberg). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, and stop by Mind, Body and Soul.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Hervey Bay at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery of Australia and Mount Ainslie Lookout. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoo and Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Canberra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Hervey Bay in July, plan for colder days in Canberra, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

13
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jenolan Caves and Kiama Blowhole. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, & more) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Nan Tien Temple, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Gallery Blackheath
Find places to stay Jul 23 — Aug 5:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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