60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Caloundra
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  11​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
12
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
13
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
14
Norfolk Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Caloundra

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). On the 7th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Four Corners of Ross (in Ross). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip site .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Four Corners of Ross, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Park and Seahorse World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Notley Fern Gorge, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Notley Fern Gorge, Deloraine Creative Studios, Mosaic Pathway
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore hidden gems such as Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Philosopher Falls (in Waratah). There's still lots to do: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan Rock Shop, Philosopher Falls
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Philosopher Falls ©
Philosopher Falls

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mait's Rest, & more) and Stevensons Falls (in Barramunga). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, get all the information you need at Courthouse Camperdown, and admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Campbell in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Stevensons Falls, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Courthouse Camperdown
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, see the interesting displays at Hope Cottage, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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 discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Stormflower Vineyard, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and admire all the interesting features of Caves Road.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Meelup Beach, McLeod Creek Wines
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Anzac Centre and Albany Wind Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool & Parry Beach), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Misery Beach, stop by The Denmark Heritage Cider Company, and get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip maker app .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then go for a walk through Field of Light, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Albany, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paronella Park and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of Cairns to go to Port Douglas and see With Sugar, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online visit planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Spas & Wellness. When in Airlie Beach, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout in Bowen, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 21st (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then stroll through Indian Head.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Fraser Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

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nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Explore hidden gems such as Emily Bay and Cresswell Bay. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, and steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Norfolk Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Norfolk Island in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fraser Island to Norfolk Island. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fraser Island in February: highs in Norfolk Island hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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