60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adelaide Central Market and Horseshoe Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adelaide Oval and North Terrace. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga), Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham) and Paulett Wines (in Polish Hill River). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Blowhole Beach, stroll through Seacliff Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Adelaide road trip planning site .

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. April in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, Paulett Wines, Cleland Wildlife Park, Morgan Beach, Blowhole Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lowlands Beach and Cheynes Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Denmark (Parry Beach, Greens Pool, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cosy Corner Beach, stroll through Little Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Albany in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. April in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Cave and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and JahRoc Galleries. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay), Yallingup (The Studio Gallery, Canal Rocks, & more) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Meelup Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery and Mermaid Leather. Step out of the city life by going to Thistle Cove and Salmon Beach. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip site .

Getting from Margaret River to Esperance by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Esperance, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Esperance in April, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Ngarru Gallery), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

4
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Blue Mountains and North Head Sanctuary. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing site .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Port Arthur (Australian Convict Sites & Cape Raoul). On the 10th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the exciting artwork at Rosny Farm, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and browse the exhibits of Wild Island Tasmania.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Hobart reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fern Tree, Rosny Farm
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
You'll explore and learn at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Bicheno, Freycinet, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Head to Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and ONTRAK Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and City Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Launceston are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Deloraine Creative Studios, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Gecko Studio Gallery and Alberton Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wilsons Promontory National Park and Woodside Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Reeeves Beach (in Woodside) and Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Picnic Bay, trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Great Prom Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip site .

Getting from Launceston to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 15 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Woodside, Gecko Studio Gallery, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Alberton Cemetery
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

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nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twelve Apostles and Johanna Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Red Rock Theatre and Gallery (in Cororooke). There's much more to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

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You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Port Campbell in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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