60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  12​h 45​min
11
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and Western Australian Maritime Museum. Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Jewel Cave and Hamelin Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Lake Cave, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip site .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

5
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 in touch with nature at Cheynes Beach and Greens Pool. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cosy Corner Beach and Little Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Ocean Beach & Anvil Beach), Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Walpole (Tree Top Walk & Mandalay Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Betty's Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Albany, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Mole Creek Caves. Get some cultural insight at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and walk around City Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston route planner .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Launceston in 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Longford, Loira Vines, St Columba Waterfall, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kings Fine Art Gallery and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in St Helens) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Friendly Beaches, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Fishing Charters & Tours, Coles Bay Jetty, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). On the 20th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Duck Hole Lake Walk, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart journey planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Australian Convict Sites, Pelverata Falls Track
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenolan Caves and Bridal Veil Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coastal walk and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point), Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Maritime Museum South West Rocks). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Green Cathedral, and stroll through Elizabeth Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Whitewashed Gallery, The Green Cathedral, Scotts Head Beach, Elizabeth Beach
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emily Bay and St. Barnabas Chapel. Norfolk Island Cemetery and The Barracks will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Ross, contemplate the long history of Pitcairn Settlers Village, don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island trip planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Macquarie in May; daily highs in Norfolk Island reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Lorne Beach (in Lorne) and Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Norfolk Island to Port Campbell in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Campbell is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Lorne Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Uluru. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Walpa Gorge, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Agincourt Reef
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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