60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  29​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h
4
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Esperance
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 45​min
7
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Clare
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
9
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Calgary

3
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Norfolk Island Cemetery and The Crankmill. Get in touch with nature at Emily Bay and Point Ross. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Norfolk Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, and delve into the distant past at The Salthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Norfolk Island trip itinerary planner .

Calgary, Canada to Norfolk Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Norfolk Island, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in December, with highs in Norfolk Island at 27°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Sydney takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Sydney. Traveling from Norfolk Island in December, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Whitewashed Gallery and Manning Regional Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trial Bay Gaol and Scotts Head Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Maritime Museum South West Rocks (in South West Rocks), Seal Rocks (in Forster) and The Green Cathedral (in Elizabeth Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Cellito Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie online trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Seal Rocks, Kendall Craft Co-operative, Cellito Beach, Whitewashed Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito 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.
Popular historic sites such as Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Cape Grace Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Macquarie to Margaret River takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

7
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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Denmark Heritage Cider Company and Vancouver Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Lights Beach, Greens Pool, & more) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's still lots to do: stroll through Middleton Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

6
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. Get outdoors at Ten Mile Lagoon and Hellfire Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Salmon Beach and Twilight Bay. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandy Creek, identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove, and view the masterpieces at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Esperance holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Bay of Islands and London Bridge. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay) and Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Campbell tour planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Port Campbell in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Griffiths Island, Bay of Islands, Mait's Rest, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Get a sense of the local culture at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Paulett Wines. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre and Peterborough Printing Works. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clare: Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (in Peterborough), Port Pirie RSL Museum (in Port Pirie) and Burra (Burra Railway Station, Burra Regional Art Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: trek along Riesling Trail, learn about winemaking at Sussex Squire Wines, and view the masterpieces at Clare Valley Art Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Clare vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Clare takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Clare

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Burra, Port Pirie, Peterborough, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Columba Waterfall and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to St Marys (Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, & more) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Coles Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Waubs Bay Gallery, Melshell Oysters
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Art Mob. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). On the 7th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart trip maker website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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