60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
9
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. On the 17th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, then explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lightning Ridge trip maker tool .

Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get a sense of the local culture at Above & Below Photography and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Attractions like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online visit planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Lightning Ridge to Airlie Beach in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Family-friendly places like Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga), Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Wooroonooran National Park, examine the collection at Mulgrave Settlers Museum, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Artistree Gallery, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Mossman Gorge. Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Des Spencer Galleries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Cape Trib Farm, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Walking tours. Let the collections at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Yubu Napa Art Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs holiday builder .

Getting from Port Douglas to Alice Springs by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, you will find days in Alice Springs are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

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

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Defence of Darwin Experience and Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres. Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, view the masterpieces at Nomad Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Mason Gallery.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, expect nights in Darwin to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Territory Wildlife Park
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

5
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.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, and stroll through Reddell Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Broome online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in August since evenings lows in Broome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and JahRoc Galleries. Popular historic sites such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay Jetty are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Smiths Beach, Ngilgi Cave, & more), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Water wheel) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest, and do a tasting at Wise Wine.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Fern Tree and Rosny Farm. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Tall Trees Walk (in Mount Field National Park) and Port Arthur (Cape Raoul & Australian Convict Sites). On the 31st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, explore the galleries of Henry Jones Design Gallery, and savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Hobart takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tall Trees Walk, Rosny Farm, Fern Tree
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Questacon and National Portrait Gallery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cockington Green and Geoscience Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast in Wallaroo (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and view the masterpieces at Strathnairn Gallery.

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You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Hobart in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planner .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bouddi National Park, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Attractions like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Whian Whian State Conservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay), Nimbin Rocks (in Nimbin) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, and kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast holiday planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Nimbin Rocks, Cape Byron Walking Track, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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