60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
11
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
12
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Bristol

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Surfers Point and Canal Rocks. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hamelin Bay Jetty and JahRoc Galleries. Venture out of the city with trips to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Smiths Beach, & more) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, stroll through Cowaramup Bay, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Margaret River itinerary builder tool .

Bristol, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bristol to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Redgate Wines, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at The Denmark Heritage Cider Company and Vancouver Arts Centre. Get some cultural insight at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist and Point King Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Greens Pool (in Denmark), Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Waychinicup National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary site .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Waychinicup National Park, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

5
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. For shopping fun, head to Cindy Poole Glass Gallery or Mermaid Leather. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lucky Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Esperance travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Finke Gorge National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip maker .

You can fly from Esperance to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Esperance to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Esperance in May, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll get in some beach time at Stokes Beach and Browns Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Admirals Arch. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and look for gifts at Drift On Bliss.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maria Island National Park and Fern Tree. Constitution Dock and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur) and Tynwald Park (in New Norfolk). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and view the masterpieces at Henry Jones Design Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart tour planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tynwald Park, Australian Convict Sites, Maria Island National Park, Fern Tree, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Waubs Bay Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coles Bay to Noosa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

5
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lennox Head Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get a sense of the local culture at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral and Thomgallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian), Yamba (Turners Beach, Main Beach Yamba, & more) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Tallow Beach, stroll through Broken Head Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Victoria Park Nature Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay tour planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Broken Head Beach, Nimbin Rocks, Spooky Beach, Whian Whian State Conservation Area
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

4
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Do some cultural sightseeing at Whitewashed Gallery and The Green Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Elizabeth Beach and Cellito Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Forster: Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Jimmy's Beach (in Hawks Nest). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Tuncurry Rock Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Rocks, and experience rural life at Colin Wren Oysters.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Forster trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Forster in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Forster sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tuncurry, Tomaree Head, Whitewashed Gallery, Jimmy's Beach, The Green Cathedral
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Lorne Beach and Gibsons Steps. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mait's Rest and The Razorback. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Johanna Beach (in Johanna) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Forster to Port Campbell takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sevenhill Cellars and Riesling Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paulett Wines and Jeanneret Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Clare side-trips: Burra (Burra Town Hall & Burra Regional Art Gallery). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines, explore the galleries of Clare Valley Art Gallery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Gleeson Wetlands.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Clare itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Clare in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Burra, Sevenhill, Paulett Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

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