60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  34​h
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Stanley
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Roanoke

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Raspins Beach. Let the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). On the 19th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Hinsby Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart driving holiday planning site .

Roanoke, USA to Hobart is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Hobart is 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Roanoke in January, with highs in Hobart at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston, Richmond, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as Russell Falls and Waddamana Power Station Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Franklin River Nature Trail and Tall Trees Walk. Take a break from Mount Field National Park with a short trip to Ratho Golf Course in Bothwell, about 1h 10 min away.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Mount Field National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, Maydena Bike Park, Waddamana Power Station Museum, Ratho Golf Course
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Waddamana Power Station Museum ©
Waddamana Power Station Museum
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Visiting Tahune Forest AirWalk and Picton River will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to South Cape Bay and Duck Hole Lake Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Geeveston: Hartzview Vineyard (in Gardners Bay) and Woodbridge Smokehouse (in Woodbridge). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park.

Plan trip to Geeveston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Geeveston are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Cape Bay, Hartz Mountains National Park, Picton River, Woodbridge Smokehouse, Duck Hole Lake Walk
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. Cape Raoul and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Fill the 1st (Fri) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Geeveston to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and East Coast Natureworld. Visit Denison Beach and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Swansea to see Melshell Oysters about 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): experience rural life at Eureka Farm, examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, look for gifts at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, and finally tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens online travel route planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in St Helens are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Marys, St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Coles Beach and Platypus House. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Swinging Gate Vineyard (in Sidmouth), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Ben Lomond National Park (in Ben Lomond National Park). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards.

Discover how to plan a Launceston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridport, Platypus House, Delamere Vineyards, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Devils @ Cradle and Westmorland Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Dove Lake Circuit and Preston Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone), Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains) and King George V Park Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield). On the 14th (Thu), hike the day away at The Overland Track. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulverstone, Wings Wildlife Park, King George V Park Mosaic Pathway, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then get your bearings at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. On your second day here, make a trip to The Big Tree, then take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and finally take in the waterfront at Boat Harbour Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stanley online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Stanley are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and ArtVo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and Badger's Brook Winery (in Coldstream). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and stroll through 13th Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stanley in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 81°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Somers Beach, Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach, Spas & Wellness, Badger's Brook Winery
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Spas & Wellness
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

7
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Shipwreck Galleries and Old Blythewood. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mandurah Cruises and Warnbro Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House & Western Australian Maritime Museum) and Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, stroll through Quinns Rocks Beach, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 90°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Quinns Rocks Beach, Old Blythewood, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

8
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 outdoors at Jenolan Caves and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Palm Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker website .

Getting from Perth to Sydney by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: highs in Sydney hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werri Beach, Bronte Beach, Palm Beach, Bilgola Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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