60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
6
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
10
Jervis Bay
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
11
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
13
Coonawarra
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Salmon Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Blue Haven Beach, kick back and relax at Bandy Creek, and admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Drive.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Esperance trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne to Esperance is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Esperance, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

4
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.
Get outdoors at Greens Pool and Tree Top Walk. Explore hidden gems such as National Anzac Centre and Middleton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Singlefile Wines (in Denmark) and Mandalay Beach (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albany visit planner.

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Albany, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Walpole, Denmark
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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.
Visiting Lake Cave and Surfers Point will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Grace Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Smiths Beach (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and trek along Redgate Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Redgate Wines, Brown Hill Estate
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Town Beach, kick back and relax at Reddell Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip builder site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Broome in November, expect Cairns to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

4
nights
Byron Bay

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.
Get in touch with nature at Coolangatta Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Turners Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin), Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip builder site .

Getting from Cairns to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect Byron Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Turners Beach, Spooky Beach, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head 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.
Visiting Koala Hospital and Saltwater National Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Coastal walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your Port Macquarie itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Byron Bay in November: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Saltwater National Park, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cellito Beach and Tomaree Head. You'll get in some beach time at Elizabeth Beach and Zenith Beach. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Seal Rocks Lighthouse (in Seal Rocks), Grandis Picnic Area (in Bulahdelah) and Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Redhead Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caves Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Newcastle day trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Elizabeth Beach, Redhead Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blenheim Beach and Malua Bay Beach. Step out of Jervis Bay with an excursion to Broulee Beach in Broulee--about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenfield Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay journey planner.

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jervis Bay, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach, Cabbage Beach, Broulee Beach, Seven Mile Beach National Park
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tahune Forest AirWalk will get you outdoors. Visit Seven Mile Beach and Opossum Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Hobart to go to Dover and see Duck Hole Lake Walk, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Penley Estate and DiGiorgio Family Wines. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Blue Lake and Bellwether. Get out of town with these interesting Coonawarra side-trips: Robe Beach (in Robe) and Ralph Fowler Wines (in Wangolina). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra, explore the striking landscape of Naracoorte Caves National Park, and steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Coonawarra journey maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hobart to Coonawarra. In December, daytime highs in Coonawarra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Robe, Penola, The Blue Lake, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

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