60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Tampere
Fly:  29​h
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h
Longreach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
Tampere

5
days
Darwin

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.
Defence of Darwin Experience and Adelaide River War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Tampere, Finland to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Tampere to Darwin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampere in July, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Adelaide River War Cemetery, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
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Crocosaurus Cove
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5
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Get outdoors at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru online trip planner .

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

5
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Broome Historical Museum and Catholic Diocese of Broome. Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, kick back and relax at Reddell Beach, stroll through Roebuck Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Broome attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Broome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Get in touch with nature at Surfers Point and Jewel Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough) and Smiths Beach (in Yallingup). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, learn about winemaking at Willespie, trek along Redgate Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Augusta, Redgate Wines, Mammoth Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

5
days
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Turquoise Bay and Osprey Bay will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Mauritius Beach. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Exmouth road trip tool .

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. July in Exmouth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Osprey Bay ©
Osprey Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Shelly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Sydney takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Exmouth in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coolangatta Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Belongil Beach (in Byron Bay) and Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, stroll through Greenmount Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

5
days
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Relax by the water at Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Kings Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Old Church Gallery Moore (in Moore). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach and hike along Mount Cooroora.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip builder tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Old Church Gallery Moore, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach, Mount Cooroora
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
days
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the galleries of Outback Pics and then steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach road trip planning tool .

Getting from Noosa to Longreach by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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3
days
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches will get you outdoors. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Cranbrook and see Spring Vale Wines, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Longreach to Coles Bay takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, St Marys, Milton Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Mulgrave Settlers Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba). Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Davies Creek National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
days
Port Douglas

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.
Visiting Agincourt Reef and Daintree Discovery Centre will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and Spas & Wellness. Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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