60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
8
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
14
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paronella Park and Botanical Gardens. Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip tool .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Paronella Park
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Photography Tours. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary tool .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): go for a walk through Castle Hill, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary and then hike along Alligator Falls Track.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Townsville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Alligator Falls Track
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Hobart takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Townsville in June, plan for much colder days in Hobart, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Echo Point Lookout and Room Escape Games. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Katoomba
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Noosa National Park and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, and hike along Mount Cooroora.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Noosa online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mount Cooroora, Kondalilla Falls, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Alice Springs Desert Park. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katherine Gorge and Katherine Outback Experience. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip builder website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in July: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 36°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: cool off at Wave Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 22nd (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, view the masterpieces at Broome Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary.

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

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in July, Broome is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

4
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Greens Pool, Tea House Books, & more). Spend the 25th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, get great views at Convoy Lookout, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Broome in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Albany: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

5
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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Firetail Wines, get a taste of the local shopping with JahRoc Galleries, and kick back and relax at Conto Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margaret River route planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Yallingup, McLeod Creek Wines
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial, then explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Exmouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. In August, daytime highs in Exmouth are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

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