60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Salzburg
Fly:  35​h
1
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  8​h
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 5 nights
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
11
Noosa
— 5 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Salzburg

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Turquoise Bay and Shark Diving. Relax by the water at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Bundegi Beach. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mauritius Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth road trip planning website .

Salzburg, Austria to Exmouth is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salzburg to Exmouth is 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge
Shark Diving

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Lake Cave. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cowaramup Bay and Surfers Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Dunsborough (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Meelup Reserve Trail), Yallingup (Smiths Beach & Ngilgi Cave) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup, Meelup Reserve Trail
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Head to The Sandalwood Gallery Broome and Broome Galleryfor some retail therapy. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roebuck Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip tool .

Getting from Margaret River to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Broome are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Get in touch with nature at Nourlangie Rock and Jim Jim Falls. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

5
nights
Darwin

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Litchfield National Park and Wangi Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Buley Rockhole in Litchfield National Park (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Planning Alice Springs trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) 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 Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: make a trip to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Davies Creek National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Get outdoors at Daintree Discovery Centre and Mount Lewis National Park. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at With Sugar, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Golf Club, Mount Lewis National Park, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Gold Coast by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Old Church Gallery Moore (in Moore). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by The Real McCaul, and shop like a local with Hastings Street.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip maker .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Old Church Gallery Moore
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Koala Hospital and Saltwater National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hat Head National Park (in Hat Head) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Coastal walk, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hat Head National Park, Yarriabini National Park, Saltwater National Park
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenolan Caves and Bouddi National Park. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online attractions planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Bouddi National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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