60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip site .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Step out of Cowes with an excursion to State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, hike along Swan Lake Trail, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and take in the waterfront at Rhyll Jetty.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip builder app .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Phillip Island, Ventnor, Summerlands, Pinnacles Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, then explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Backspace Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ballarat attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Augustine's Church, Spas
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Spas

4
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Erskine Falls (in Lorne). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Torquay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Heronswood, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Kennet River, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mariners Lookout, & more) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, enjoy some diversion at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Peterborough Foreshore Playground, Twelve Apostles, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

4
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lock 1 (in Blanchetown) and Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tanunda travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Tanunda by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Greenock, Nuriootpa, Marananga, Seppeltsfield, Kapunda Historical Society Museum
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines), Hahndorf (The Cedars, Hans Heysen Art Studio, & more) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online attractions planner .

You can drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Adelaide sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hahndorf, McLaren Vale, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Denmark (Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, & more) and Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, get great views at Padre White Lookout, and kick back and relax at Little Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Albany in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Albany at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Waychinicup National Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Busselton (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Busselton Jetty). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip builder website .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Yallingup
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth sightseeing tool .

Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and browse the exhibits of Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darwin online journey planner .

Getting from Perth to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Darwin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and make a trip to Uluru.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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