60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  26​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
10
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
13
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Istanbul

2
nights
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Broome planning app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Broome is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Broome, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in November; daily highs in Broome reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Broome

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

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Port Campbell National Park and Twelve Apostles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and Great Ocean Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Warrnambool (Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve & Logan's Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip builder app .

Getting from Broome to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Port Campbell is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Step out of the city life by going to The Overland Track and Philosopher Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Westmorland Falls (in Mole Creek) and Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday site .

Do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car from Port Campbell to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Philosopher Falls, Hellyer Gorge, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and St Columba Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay and explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, St Columba Waterfall, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Admirals Arch. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
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. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Byron Walking Track and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visiting Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Byron Bay to go to Currumbin and see Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park and take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa Main Beach and Noosa National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River and kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa travel planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kondalilla Falls, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Champagne Pools.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Visiting Daintree National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Cairns) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Alice Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Uluru. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and Little Beach. Take a break from the city and head to The Gap and Natural Bridge and Tree Top Walk. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Prawn Rock Channel & Mount Lindesay Walk Trail), Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes) and Devils Slide (in Porongurup National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Albany to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk, Devils Slide, Waychinicup National Park
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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 out of the city life by going to Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jewel Cave and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Hamelin Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Ngilgi Cave, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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