60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
14
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane


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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.
Trial Bay Gaol and Tacking Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see Smoky Cape Lighthouse in South West Rocks, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie day trip site .

Brisbane to Port Macquarie is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

South West Rocks
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will appreciate Art Gallery of New South Wales and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in August, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Twelve Apostles and London Bridge will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Campbell National Park and Lorne Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Campbell trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Lorne Beach
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Alice Springs Desert Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alice Springs travel planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Historic Village Herberton and The Crystal Caves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, The Crystal Caves
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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 the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge Centre and Photography Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Diwan and see Daintree Entomological museum, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, head outdoors with Horses in Port, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Bukbukluk Lookout. Step off the beaten path and head to Katherine Gorge and Katherine Outback Experience. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

Before you visit Katherine, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Port Douglas to Katherine by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, you will find days in Katherine are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Darwin Aviation Museum. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Parliament House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Darwin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Katherine, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cable Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Broome when traveling from Darwin in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Greens Pool and Emu Point. Change things up with a short trip to Tree Top Walk in Walpole (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Broome, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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.
Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Canal Rocks, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, learn about winemaking at Vasse Felix Winery, and cruise along Caves Road.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip site .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Vasse Felix Winery
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

4
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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Neck and Russell Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo in Taranna, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

Getting from Margaret River to Hobart by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Russell Falls, The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

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