60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
1
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
8
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
9
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
11
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane


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6
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning site .

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

6
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Muddy's Playground. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip maker site .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Historic Village Herberton, The Crystal Caves, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Road Transport Hall of Fame and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol. Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Desert Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, and see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edith Falls and Bitter Springs. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Katherine is a bit warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bitter Springs, Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
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Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Broome Historical Museum and Japanese Cemetery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Broome Town Beach and Cable Beach. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Expect slightly colder evenings in Broome when traveling from Darwin in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Yardie Creek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turquoise Bay and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and kick back and relax at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Exmouth online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in August; daily highs in Exmouth reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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 off the beaten path and head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Lake Cave. Visit Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, cruise along Caves Road, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Vasse Felix Winery, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Visit Greens Pool and Middleton Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Albany with a short trip to Tree Top Walk in Walpole, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albany online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Albany sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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 some cultural insight at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Neck and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Constitution Dock, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart planning tool .

You can fly from Albany to Hobart in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Albany, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, The Neck, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Blue Mountains. The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: Head underground at Jenolan Caves, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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.
Visit Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse for their historical value. Get outdoors at Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Macley River Historical Museum (in Kempsey) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in South West Rocks). There's still lots to do: stroll through Coastal walk, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Roto House, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Macley River Historical Museum
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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