60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
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:  2​h 45​min
5
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Coonawarra
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
10
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hamelin Bay Jetty and Stormflower Vineyard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Smiths Beach & Yallingup Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour itinerary website .

Berlin, Germany to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greens Pool and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Visit Little Beach and Cheynes Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Denmark (Shelley Beach, Anvil Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and enjoy the sea views from Point King Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary app .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Little Beach ©
Little 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lucky Bay and Twilight Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Hellfire Bay. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thistle Cove and kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Esperance online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, kick back and relax at Browns Beach, and do a tasting at Dudley Cellar Door.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Esperance to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Popular historic sites such as St Joseph's Catholic Church and St Joan of Arc Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from McLaren Vale: Port Elliot (Boomer Beach & Horseshoe Bay), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickalinga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and learn about winemaking at Allusion Wines.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the McLaren Vale trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Morgan Beach, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

5
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Penley Estate and Ralph Fowler Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Robe Beach and Rymill Coonawarra. Get out of town with these interesting Coonawarra side-trips: Wangolina (Wangolina & Cape Jaffa Wines) and Beachport Surf Beach (in Beachport). There's more to do: do a tasting at DiGiorgio Family Wines and contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coonawarra trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McLaren Vale to Coonawarra. Traveling from McLaren Vale in January, things will get little chillier in Coonawarra: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Robe, Beachport Surf Beach, Petticoat Lane
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: St Marys (Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery & Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coonawarra to Coles Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, St Marys, Freycinet, Bicheno
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Salamanca Arts Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur). On the 4th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, stroll through Kingston Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Claremont House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation 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 January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Claremont House, Australian Convict Sites, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Barnabas Chapel and Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area. You'll get in some beach time at Emily Bay and Point Ross. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, contemplate the long history of Pitcairn Settlers Village, and explore the ancient world of The Salthouse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Norfolk Island trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Hobart to Norfolk Island in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hobart to Norfolk Island. Traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Norfolk Island, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Broken Head Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Norfolk Island in February: highs in Gold Coast hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Trial Bay Gaol and Tacking Point Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Coastal walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in February: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach, Korogoro Walking Track
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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