60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cordoba
Fly:  32​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Cordoba

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, admire all the interesting features of Clifford's Honey Farm, identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip builder site .

Cordoba, Argentina to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 12 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Port Campbell National Park and Great Ocean Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Apollo Bay (Mariners Lookout & Mait's Rest) and Lorne (Teddy's Lookout & Erskine Falls). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell travel planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Anzac Centre and Greens Pool. Step out of Albany with an excursion to Tree Top Walk in Walpole--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Canal Rocks. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary maker .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
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Food Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Broome day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Darwin visit planning site .

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Photography Tours. Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in October: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Central Station Rainforest (in Fraser Island) and Bundaberg Rum Distillery (in Bundaberg). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at The Pier, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay day trip tool .

Getting from Cairns to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Cairns in November, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Central Station Rainforest
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coastal walk and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online vacation planner .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

8
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 Blue Mountains and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Hat Hill Gallery (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, explore the activities along Kiama Harbour, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Jenolan Caves, Hat Hill Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 17:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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