60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
6
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
7
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
11
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
12
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Richmond

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 Historic Village Herberton and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls). Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, look for gifts at Australian Leather Company, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns vacation maker tool .

Richmond, USA to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. When traveling from Richmond in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katherine Outback Experience and Edith Falls. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Katherine in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Katherine: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, cool off at Wave Lagoon, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

Plan my day in Darwin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broome Historical Museum. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome day trip planner .

Getting from Darwin to Broome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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, plan for a bit cooler nights in Broome, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay and then explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Exmouth day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in July, expect Exmouth to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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 Food Tours and Meelup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, take in panoramic vistas at Gloucester Tree, stop by Margaret River Venison Farm, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Gloucester Tree
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Elephant Rocks. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Greens Pool (in Denmark). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albany trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Albany sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get advice or help at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Alice Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albany in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get great views at Uluru, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port Campbell National Park and Twelve Apostles. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Erskine Falls (in Lorne) and Apollo Bay (Mariners Lookout, Mait's Rest, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, make a trip to The Grotto, and explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Erskine Falls, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Remarkable Cave (in Port Arthur). On the 10th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Neck, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online journey builder .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Remarkable Cave, The Neck
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Ainslie Lookout and Lake Burley Griffin. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, ponder the world of politics at National Library of Australia, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canberra online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hobart in August since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

6
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 Blue Mountains and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in August, with highs in Sydney at 66°F and lows at 49°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Similar Plans

58 days in Australia BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans