60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly + bus:  32​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  14​h
4
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
McLaren Vale
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Coonawarra
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
9
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  28​h
End: Dresden

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 out of the city life by going to Gnarabup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Relax by the water at Yallingup Beach and Meelup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Margaret River online sightseeing planner .

Dresden, Germany to Margaret River is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dresden to Margaret River is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Whirlwind Olives and Oil, Yallingup Beach, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Rising Star Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Denmark (Lights Beach & Greens Pool) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, stroll through Misery Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albany route planner.

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. In February, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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. Relax by the water at Ten Mile Lagoon and Hellfire Bay. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Section Glass Gallery and Mermaid Leather. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lucky Bay, stroll through Blue Haven Beach, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance trip 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 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Relax by the water at Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Visiting Bay of Islands and Loch Ard Gorge will get you outdoors. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Port Campbell takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Islands, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

4
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll get in some beach time at Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Shop till you drop at Harvest the Fleurieu and Adelaide Central Market. Get out of town with these interesting McLaren Vale side-trips: Adelaide Oval (in Adelaide), Cleland Wildlife Park (in Crafers) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, stroll through Boomer Beach, and admire the verdant scenery at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our McLaren Vale itinerary site .

Getting from Port Campbell to McLaren Vale by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Adelaide, Port Elliot, Aldinga Beach, Harvest the Fleurieu
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

4
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Robe Beach and Beachport Surf Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Umpherston Sinkhole and The Blue Lake. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naracoorte Caves National Park, learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, and steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coonawarra day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McLaren Vale to Coonawarra. Traveling from McLaren Vale in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Coonawarra, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Mount Gambier, Beachport Surf Beach, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Petticoat Lane, Robe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Seven Mile Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). On the 7th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

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Explore your travel options from Coonawarra to Hobart with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, Kingston Beach, Okines Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Columba Waterfall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to St Marys (Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, & more), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay travel planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Bicheno, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Relax by the water at Bendalong Beach and Hyams Beach. Get in touch with nature at Callala Beach and Malua Bay Beach. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and stroll through Murrays Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jervis Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay with the Route module. March in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Malua Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Callala Beach, Cabbage Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

3
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.
Head to Whitewashed Gallery and Vasnas Designsfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Scotts Head Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks) and Forster Main Beach (in Forster). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Port Macquarie by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. When traveling from Jervis Bay in March, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Forster Main Beach, Whitewashed Gallery, Scotts Head Beach, Vasnas Designs
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get outdoors at Tomaree Head and Cellito Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elizabeth Beach and Jimmy's Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seal Rocks Lighthouse (in Seal Rocks), Fingal Bay Beach (in Fingal Bay) and Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Redhead Beach, stop by Inner City Winemakers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caves Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newcastle trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Elizabeth Beach, Inner City Winemakers, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Caves Beach
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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