60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  26​h
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
Victor Harbor
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Fly + train + bus:  8​h 30​min
Jervis Bay
— 6 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
London

5
days
Margaret River

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meelup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Visit Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Redgate Beach, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, Head underground at Lake Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River online holiday planner .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Augusta, Yallingup, Cowaramup Bay, Cape Grace Wines
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Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

5
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Middleton Beach and Little Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Greens Pool and Cosy Corner Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Singlefile Wines, Anvil Beach, & more) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albany day trip tool .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

5
days
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Relax by the water at Twilight Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon, and admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Drive.

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Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

5
days
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Port Victor Historic Walk and Adelaide Oval. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Granite Island and Waitpinga Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Victor Harbor side-trips: Delamere (Blowhole Beach & Deep Creek Conservation Park), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Cleland Wildlife Park (in Crafers). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay and stroll through Carrickalinga Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Victor Harbor in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Victor Harbor is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Morgan Beach, Adelaide Oval
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

4
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

4
days
Hobart

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Fern Tree. Popular historic sites such as Claremont House and Shene Tasmania are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). On the 1st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart journey app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Claremont House, Fern Tree, Shene Tasmania, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Battery Point ©
Battery Point
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Relax by the water at Scotts Head Beach and Saltwater National Park. Get some cultural insight at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Step out of Port Macquarie to go to Hat Head and see Korogoro Walking Track, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and play a few rounds at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Hobart to Port Macquarie in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, Port Macquarie is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toJervis Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Korogoro Walking Track, Saltwater National Park, Scotts Head Beach
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

5
days
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyams Beach and Mogo Zoo. Escape the urban bustle at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Jervis Bay National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jervis Bay holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Port Macquarie to Jervis Bay in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, you will find days in Jervis Bay are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mogo Zoo, Callala Beach, Cabbage Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

5
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Relax by the water at Peregian Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

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Getting from Jervis Bay to Noosa by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maroochydore Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

5
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Kirra Beach and Broken Head Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Yamba (Main Beach Yamba & Turners Beach), Coolangatta Beach (in Coolangatta) and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay planning site .

You can drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Yamba, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

3
days
Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in January since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 28°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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