60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
11
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  8​h
12
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
13
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  20​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 18-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 Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and This is Aboriginal Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs Desert Park and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Cairns in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. Museum-lovers will appreciate Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, explore the galleries of The Courthouse Collection, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Broome day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October since evenings lows in Broome dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

4
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Mukau Giftware & Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, stroll through Cowaramup Bay, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Margaret River holiday maker site .

Getting from Broome to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Yallingup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Anzac Centre and Petrichor Gallery. Albany's Historic Whaling Station and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Walpole (Tree Top Walk & Mandalay Beach), The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Greens Pool (in Denmark). Spend the 25th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning app .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Albany, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Walpole, Denmark
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Head to Adelaide Central Market and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massagefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Paulett Wines (in Polish Hill River) and Clare (Greg Cooley Wines & Clare Valley Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide, and take in the exciting artwork at ASSP Gallery Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Adelaide takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clare, ASSP Gallery Shop, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Paulett Wines, Morgan Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cape Raoul. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur), South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park) and Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, Hobart is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Pelverata Falls Track, South Cape Bay, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Duck Hole Lake Walk
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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 some cultural insight at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Tasmanian Glassblowers or The Working Art Space and Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, and browse the exhibits of Deloraine Creative Studios.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

St Marys, Mole Creek, Sheffield, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Scenic Walkway. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Delwood Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Launceston to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In November, Sydney is a bit warmer than Launceston - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Visiting Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blenheim Beach and Malua Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Broulee Island Walk in Broulee (about 1h 55 min away). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Greenfield Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Murrays Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay journey maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Jervis Bay by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, Jervis Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broulee Island Walk, Callala Beach, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Malua Bay Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koala Hospital and Elizabeth Beach. For shopping fun, head to Whitewashed Gallery or Manning Regional Art Gallery. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Cellito Beach (in Smiths Lake) and Seven Mile Beach (in Forster). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Port Macquarie in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Jervis Bay in November, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Elizabeth Beach, Cellito Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Whitewashed Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Original Eumundi Markets and Kings Beach. Artisans Gallery and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, stop by The Real McCaul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

Plan my day in Noosa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Noosa by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Montville, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

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