60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
13
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
14
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Vienna

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Paronella Park. Change things up with a short trip to Babinda Boulders in Babinda (about 1 hour away). Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bowling Green Bay National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Townsville holiday planning app .

You can 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. In August, daytime highs in Townsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Bowling Green Bay National Park ©
Bowling Green Bay National Park

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing. We've included these beaches for you: Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, choose your vessel at Cumberland Charter Yachts, and view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noosa day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jenolan Caves and Sydney Harbour National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Port Campbell National Park and Twelve Apostles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Johanna Beach and Loch Ard Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Lorne Beach (in Lorne), Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest, Johanna Beach, Lorne Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Walpa Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alice Springs Desert Park and Owen Springs Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get great views at Anzac Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs road trip website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Katherine Outback Experience and Nitmiluk National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Katherine Gorge and Low Level Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in September: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 42°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

5
nights
Darwin

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.
Get some cultural insight at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Military Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Buley Rockhole). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Darwin online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in September, you will find days in Darwin are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

5
nights
Broome

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 get in some beach time at Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Broome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Darwin in September since evenings lows in Broome dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Margaret River

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cowaramup Bay and Smiths Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Relax by the water at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Shothole Canyon, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, stroll through Mauritius Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Shark Diving
Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge

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