60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
2
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bendigo
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
9
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
10
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
12
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Sydney
— 6 nights
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder tool .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Richmond
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Mait's Rest. Venture out of the city with trips to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Little Aire Falls (in Beech Forest) and Lorne (Teddy's Lookout & Erskine Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Kennet River.

Discover how to plan a Port Campbell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne, Little Aire Falls, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Central Deborah Gold Mine. Venture out of the city with trips to Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery (in Castlemaine) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, contemplate the long history of Eaglehawk Log Lock Up, and get your game on at The Zone Fun Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo trip planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Bendigo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Daylesford, Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery, Henry of Harcourt
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral

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 Remarkable Rocks. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits, and explore and take pictures at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs travel route planning site .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

5
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 Daintree National Park and Muddy's Playground. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in June: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

5
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 20 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Cygnet Bay Pearls Showroom, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Buddha Sanctuary.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Broome vacation website .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in June, Broome is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turquoise Bay and Yardie Creek. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, look for gifts at Exmouth Tackle & Camping Supplies, take in the awesome beauty at Shothole Canyon, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth route planner .

Getting from Broome to Exmouth by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Broome in July: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Cape Range National Park ©
Cape Range National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Cave and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, take in panoramic vistas at Gloucester Tree, do a tasting at Willespie, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River driving holiday planner .

Getting from Exmouth to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Pemberton, Wilyabrup, Boranup
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Anzac Centre and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Greens Pool (in Denmark). Spend the 16th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, browse the exhibits of Blush Retail Gallery, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

You can plan Albany trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Burley Griffin and Old Parliament House. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, have fun at Kambah District Park, and get a sense of history and politics at National Library of Australia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra vacation planner .

Fly from Albany to Canberra in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Albany in July, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope), South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol) and Harrington Breakwall (in Harrington). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Macquarie, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam, Harrington Breakwall
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

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