60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  27​h
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Clare
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
Manchester

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Wangi Falls. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Buley Rockhole), Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, choose your vessel at Spirit of Darwin, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin tour 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 much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Crazy Acres
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

3
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Nanguluwur Art Site. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jabiru online trip planner .

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 13th (Tue), you're off toPort Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ubirr
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Ubirr
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wonga Beach and Thornton Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Myall Beach). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for gifts at Whileaway, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Thornton Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atherton Tablelands and Gallo DairyLand. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation & Granite Gorge Nature Park) and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and see the interesting displays at Spy & Camera Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online route maker .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Herberton, Mareeba, Spas & Wellness, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, The Crystal Caves
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
days
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jeanneret Wines and Paulett Wines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mitchell Winery and Sussex Squire Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Clare: Seppeltsfield (Seiber Road Wines & Greenock Creek Vineyard) and Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars (in Greenock). There's still lots to do: hike along Riesling Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gleeson Wetlands, make a trip to St Aloysius Church, and learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Clare route planner .

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Clare with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Leasingham, Sevenhill, Seppeltsfield, Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Paulett Wines
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Sussex Squire Wines ©
Sussex Squire Wines
Crabtree Watervale Wines ©
Crabtree Watervale Wines
Claymore Wines ©
Claymore Wines

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saltwater National Park and Tuncurry Rock Pool. Get in touch with nature at Hastings River and North Brother Mountain. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point), Bennetts Head Lookout (in Forster) and The Slim Dusty Centre (in Kempsey). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Crystalline Pottery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Clare to Port Macquarie with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Port Macquarie can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltwater National Park, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, Tuncurry Rock Pool, The Slim Dusty Centre, Whitewashed Gallery
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Tuncurry Rock Pool ©
Tuncurry Rock Pool
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

5
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Air Museum and Sunshine Castle. We've included these beaches for you: Marcoola Beach and Coolum Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & HMAS Brisbane), Spas & Wellness (in Maroochydore) and Kenilworth Dairies (in Kenilworth). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, take a peaceful walk through Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve, steep yourself in history at Caboolture Historical Village, and admire the sheer force of Buderim Forest Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Noosa online tour planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Noosa by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Bli Bli, Queensland Air Museum, Coolum Beach, Spas & Wellness
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Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Spas & Wellness

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Japanese Cemetery and SSJG Heritage Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Broome in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in September, with highs in Broome at 38°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfers Point and Injidup Beach. Water wheel and Hamelin Bay Jetty will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (The Studio Gallery & Smiths Beach) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and hike along Redgate Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Water wheel, Brown Hill Estate
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Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Smiths Beach ©
Smiths Beach

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