60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
3
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + bus:  17​h
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
11
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Townsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jenolan Caves and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Blue Mountains in Katoomba, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Australian Convict Sites. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Australian Convict Sites, Shene Tasmania, Claremont House, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Campbell National Park and Mait's Rest. Kids will enjoy Loch Ard Gorge and Johanna Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Lorne Beach (in Lorne) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles and make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell travel route builder website .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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.
Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay Jetty for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, Head underground at Giants Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Margaret River takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Carpe Diem Vineyards, Giants Cave
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Turquoise Bay and Mandu Mandu Gorge. Change things up with a short trip to Ningaloo Marine Park in Coral Bay (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef, explore the stunning scenery at Shothole Canyon, and see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. Popular historic sites such as Catholic Diocese of Broome and Japanese Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, get outside with Staircase To The Moon, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Exmouth to Broome in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in July; daily highs in Broome reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

4
nights
Darwin

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.
Get some cultural insight at Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wave Lagoon. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Wed) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Traveling from Broome in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Family-friendly places like Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft and Katherine Museum. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Katherine tour planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Katherine. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alice Springs Desert Park and Walking tours. Family-friendly places like Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park will thrill your kids. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, view the masterpieces at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and explore the galleries of Talapi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Katherine in August, with highs in Alice Springs at 27°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree National Park and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday maker app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Babinda Boulders, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Strand and Gondwana Rainforest. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park. When in Townsville, make a side trip to see Alligator Falls Track in Alligator Creek, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Castle Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, and step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland.

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You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Townsville, with lows of 17°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Alligator Falls Track
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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