60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
11
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
12
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brussels

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Brookwood Estate and Voyager Estate. Get outdoors at Surfers Point and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta), Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree (in Pemberton) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Injidup Beach, tee off at Margaret River Golf Club, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River attractions tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Surfers Point, Boranup Karri Forest, Redgate Wines
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

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 Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Get outdoors at Anvil Beach and Nanarup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Lights Beach, Forest Hill Vineyard, & more), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cosy Corner Beach, admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, make a trip to Mt Melville Lookout, and get great views at Padre White Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip app .

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. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Granite Skywalk, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

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. Get in touch with nature at Ten Mile Lagoon and Thistle Cove. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salmon Beach and Hellfire Bay. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fourth Beach, browse the exhibits of Cindy Poole Glass Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip maker .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Wharton Beach ©
Wharton Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Get some cultural insight at Bay of Shoals Winery and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, contemplate the waterfront views at Murray Lagoon, and look for gifts at Drift On Bliss.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Esperance to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Esperance to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Kennet River Koala Walk and Johanna Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery and The Lorne Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Beech Forest (Triplet Falls, Hopetoun Falls, & more). There's much more to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs, Kennet River Koala Walk, The Lorne Pier, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

4
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Alberton Cemetery and Waratah Hills Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reeeves Beach and Great Prom Walk. Explore Wilsons Promontory National Park's surroundings by going to Grand Ridge Rail Trail (in Mirboo North), Woodside Beach (in Woodside) and Walkerville Lime Kilns (in Walkerville). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Picnic Bay, hike along Great Southern Rail Trail, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woodside, Fish Creek, Grand Ridge Rail Trail, Walkerville Lime Kilns, Alberton Cemetery
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach
Walkerville Lime Kilns ©
Walkerville Lime Kilns
Alberton Cemetery ©
Alberton Cemetery

4
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.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Craigie Knowe Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Raspins Beach. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oysters (in Swansea), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip tool .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Coles Bay in 17 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Ross Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
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Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack

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.
Relax by the water at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bellerive Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Kingston Beach, Coal Mines Historic Site, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pilot Beach and Horsehoe Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Long Point Vineyard and St Thomas Anglican Church. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: The Slim Dusty Centre (in Kempsey), Maritime Museum South West Rocks (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Duck Brewery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie travel route planner.

Fly from Hobart to Port Macquarie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Hobart in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Macquarie. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, The Slim Dusty Centre, Pilot Beach, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Ross and Anson Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Hundred Acres Reserve and Norfolk Island Golf Course. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village, delve into the distant past at The Salthouse, and examine the collection at Protestant Chapel Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island trip planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Norfolk Time is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Anson Bay ©
Anson Bay
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama
The Salthouse ©
The Salthouse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. Get outdoors at Callala Beach and Blenheim Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Kembla Beach (in Wollongong) and Starfish Education Centre (in Kiama). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Jervis Bay National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Moona Moona Creek, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay itinerary planner.

Getting from Norfolk Island to Jervis Bay by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Jervis Bay. Traveling from Norfolk Island in March, plan for little chillier nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Port Kembla Beach, Honeymoon Bay, Bendalong Beach, Starfish Education Centre
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
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Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Gallery One88. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Palm Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, stroll through Bronte Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and do a tasting at Dryridge Estate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, First Fleet Park, Palm Beach, Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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