60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Stanley
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Gold Coast
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

6
nights
Hobart

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Opossum Bay Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tall Trees Walk (in Mount Field National Park), Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart route maker tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Hobart is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 13 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Tall Trees Walk, Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Visiting Maria Island National Park and Fortescue Bay will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. Fill the 13th (Mon) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur travel app .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Gala Estate Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and Raspins Beach (in Orford). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Swansea, Raspins Beach, Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get some cultural insight at Woolmers Estate and Design Centre Tasmania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Bell's Parade (in Latrobe) and Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Alum Cliffs, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Notley Fern Gorge
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Dove Lake Circuit and Westmorland Falls will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Strahan (Henty Dunes & Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

Before you visit Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strahan, Hellyer Gorge, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds, and then kick back and relax at Boat Harbour Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lobster Ponds, Boat Harbour Beach, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Dip River Forest Reserve ©
Dip River Forest Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Woodlands Historic Park (in Greenvale). Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Stanley to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Stanley in January, Melbourne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach, Woodlands Historic Park, Cape Woolamai Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 10:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

9
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Watersports Guru. Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, & more) and O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast online journey planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Brisbane, O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Moffat Beach, Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 19:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

10
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & The National Pass) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Manly, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 29:
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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