60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Maleny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
13
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Boyup Brook District Pioneers' Museum and Bellview Shell Collection. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and St Nicholas Anglican Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Coalfields Museum and Historical Research Centre (in Collie), Dardanup Heritage Park (in Dardanup) and Australind (Featured Wood Gallery & Museum & Henton Cottage). Spend the 4th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meelup Beach, take an in-depth tour of South West Rail & Heritage Centre, and steep yourself in history at Wonnerup.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Australind, Witchcliffe, Cowaramup, Busselton, Boyup Brook District Pioneers' Museum
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum ©
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fremantle Prison and The Shipwreck Galleries. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Perth Mint and The Nostalgia Box Museum. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon), Western Australian Maritime Museum (in Fremantle) and Red Umbrella Art Gallery (in South Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Kalamunda History Village, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the long history of Fremantle History Walking Tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Bassendean, Red Dirt Photographic, Aviation Heritage Museum, Tyler's Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll explore and learn at Port Pirie RSL Museum and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 and Bungaree Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum (in Wallaroo), Peterborough (Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre & Peterborough Printing Works) and Port Pirie (Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre & Port Pirie National Trust Museum). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Farm Shed Museum and VIC, examine the collection at Burra Railway Station, learn about winemaking at Crabtree Watervale Wines, and contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Clare online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Clare. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Clare due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Pirie, Burra, Wallaroo, Peterborough, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum
Peterborough Printing Works ©
Peterborough Printing Works
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC ©
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langmeil Winery and Town Walk of Tanunda. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Motor Museum and Greenock Aviation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's more to do: do a tasting at Kalleske Wines.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda visit planning tool .

Drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Seppeltsfield, Eden Valley
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at South Australian Museum and The Cedars. Let the collections at Migration Museum and Army Museum of South Australia capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Victor Harbor (Newland Memorial Uniting Church & Encounter Coast Discovery Centre), McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines & Primo Estate) and Hans Heysen Art Studio (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide, steep yourself in history at Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door, and make a trip to Adelaide Oval.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, McLaren Vale, Oakbank, Victor Harbor, Hahndorf
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Old Petrie Town. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Pine Rivers Heritage Museum in Whiteside, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, savor a hot drink at The Henderson Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Whiteside, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

4
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Chenrezig Institute and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Mapleton Observatory and Art on Cairncross capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Roy Emmerson Museum (in Blackbutt), Caboolture (Caboolture Warplane Museum, TAVAS Aviation Museum, & more) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Landsborough Museum, view the masterpieces at Old Church Gallery Moore, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maleny tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Brisbane to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Montville, Caboolture, Nambour, Chenrezig Institute, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
TAVAS Aviation Museum ©
TAVAS Aviation Museum

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore and learn at Queensland Air Museum and Noosa Museum. Caloundra Lighthouses and Everglades will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, SunJet Simulations, & more), Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Caloundra RSL Military Display, & more) and Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Pioneer Cottage Buderim). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, and see the interesting displays at Yandina Historic House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa road trip website .

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Sunshine Castle
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Caloundra RSL Military Display ©
Caloundra RSL Military Display
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek, make a trip to K'gari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga) and The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton). Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and explore the galleries of Michael Seebeck Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online route planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club, Historic Village Herberton, Village Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

Planning Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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