60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  26​h
1
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
10
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
12
Longreach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
13
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Yardie Creek. You'll get in some beach time at Turquoise Bay and Osprey Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wobiri Beach, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, kick back and relax at Mauritius Beach, and appreciate the history behind Potshot Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth attractions planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Exmouth is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Exmouth, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Range National Park
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Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Mauritius Beach ©
Mauritius Beach
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Lake Cave. You'll explore and learn at Augusta Historical Museum and The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pemberton (Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery, Gloucester Tree, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Jewel Cave, delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, steep yourself in history at Water wheel, and stop by Whirlwind Olives and Oil.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Augusta trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Augusta takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pemberton, Karridale, Boranup, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Water wheel ©
Water wheel
Pemberton Visitor Centre ©
Pemberton Visitor Centre

3
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and Greenough Museum & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HMAS Sydney II Memorial and Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre. Step out of Geraldton with an excursion to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Mullewa--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Geraldton, explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and examine the collection at The Tin Heads.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geraldton trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Augusta to Geraldton in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geraldton are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalbarri National Park, Greenough, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Abrolhos Islands
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Broome trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Broome is somewhat warmer than Geraldton - with highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. Let the collections at Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility capture your imagination. The adventure continues: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin. Traveling from Broome in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll explore and learn at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Araluen Cultural Precinct. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Anzac Hill. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art, examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pro Hart Gallery and Silverton Gaol Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Silverton (Silverton School and Educational Museum & Day Dream Mine). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall, and don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill trip itinerary website .

Getting from Alice Springs to Broken Hill by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Broken Hill, with highs around 59°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas and Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Old Parliament House and Corrective Services NSW Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Binalong Motor Museum (in Binalong) and Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre (in Cooma). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get curious at Questacon, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

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

You can fly from Broken Hill to Canberra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Broken Hill in August, with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cooma, Binalong Motor Museum
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum
Binalong Motor Museum ©
Binalong Motor Museum

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Whitewashed Gallery and Manning Regional Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol), Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope) and Manning Valley Historical Museum (in Wingham). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Pilot Beach, stroll through Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in August since evenings lows in Port Macquarie dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Whitewashed Gallery, National Motorcycle Museum, Manning Valley Historical Museum, Kendall Craft Co-operative
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum

4
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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. You'll explore and learn at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: New Govardhana Australia (in Eungella), Byron Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Roma Street Parkland (in Brisbane). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gold Coast visit site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in August: highs in Gold Coast hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New Govardhana Australia
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
New Govardhana Australia ©
New Govardhana Australia

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Kilkivan Shire Museum. Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Noosa Main Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Montville (Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith & Montville Art Gallery), Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre (in Gympie) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Old Church Gallery Moore.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Montville, Mooloolaba Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre, Old Church Gallery Moore
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kilkivan Shire Museum ©
Kilkivan Shire Museum
Old Church Gallery Moore ©
Old Church Gallery Moore

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House, then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. On the next day, see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, explore the galleries of Outback Pics, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Longreach attractions planner.

Getting from Noosa to Longreach by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum ©
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House
Longreach ©
Longreach

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Let the collections at Army Museum North Queensland and Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle Hill and Billabong Sanctuary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, kick back and relax at The Strand, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Longreach to Townsville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in August, Townsville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

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Cairns

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.
Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Millaa Millaa Lookout (in Millaa Millaa), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Herberton, Mossman Gorge Centre, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio ©
Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio

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