60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Norfolk Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
7
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Clare
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Zurich

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Ngarru Gallery in Port Douglas--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Cairns. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then make a trip to Field of Light.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Katoomba
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

4
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.
Visiting Emily Bay and Hundred Acres Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Norfolk Island Cemetery and Point Ross. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Norfolk Island National Park & Botanic Garden. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Norfolk Island Museum, pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Norfolk Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Norfolk Island takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Norfolk Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Norfolk Island, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hazards Beach, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Norfolk Island to Coles Bay in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Coles Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tall Trees Walk. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). On the 28th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, look for gifts at Aspect Design, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Port Arthur Historic Site, Pelverata Falls Track, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fern Tree
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Johanna Beach and Lorne Beach. Visiting Mait's Rest and Twelve Apostles will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay), Erskine Falls (in Lorne) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Apollo Bay, Johanna Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

5
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paulett Wines and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Escape the urban bustle at Bowman Park and Clare Valley. Explore Clare's surroundings by going to Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre (in Port Pirie) and Burra (Burra Town Hall, St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, explore the galleries of Clare Valley Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riesling Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Clare online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Clare takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Burra, Leasingham, Clare Valley, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Do your shopping at Drift On Bliss and Shep's Studio. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Stokes Beach and Browns Beach. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Kangaroo Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Head to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company and Vancouver Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greens Pool and Tree Top Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Torndirrup National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. June in Albany sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Point and Hamelin Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Grace Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Stormflower Vineyard, and look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery.

Find out how to plan Margaret River trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Boranup, Augusta, Surfers Point, Stormflower Vineyard
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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