60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Newcastle
— 4 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
11
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

4
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Great Ocean Walk and Mait's Rest. Step out of the city life by going to London Bridge and Port Campbell National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Erskine Falls (in Lorne) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, make a trip to The Grotto, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell day trip tool .

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Erskine Falls, Childer's Cove, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Granite Island and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, and stroll through Boomer Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor road trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Second Valley Beach, Aldinga Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
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Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Kelly Hill Caves and Admirals Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hamelin Bay will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Christmas in Karridale.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Middleton Beach and Little Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tree Top Walk and Greens Pool. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Mandalay Beach (in Walpole). Spend the 6th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Albany online attractions planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Albany, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Walpole, Greens Pool, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

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nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Take a break from the city and head to Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lucky Bay and Wharton Beach. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon, stop by Mermaid Leather, and get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Esperance trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Daintree National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Esperance to Cairns by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Esperance - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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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.
Visit Lennox Head Beach and Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, and explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Visiting Hat Head National Park and Coastal walk will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and make a trip to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in December: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hat Head National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll get in some beach time at Elizabeth Beach and Caves Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tomaree Head. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Grandis Picnic Area (in Bulahdelah), Boomerang Beach (in Boomerang Beach) and Winda Woppa Reserve (in Hawks Nest). There's more to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planner.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in December, you will find days in Newcastle are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Winda Woppa Reserve, Boomerang Beach, Grandis Picnic Area, Elizabeth Beach, Caves Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hyams Beach and Bendalong Beach. Visit Callala Beach and Murrays Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Jervis Bay's surroundings by going to Narrawallee Beach (in Narrawallee), Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay) and Mogo Zoo (in Mogo). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabbage Beach, look for gifts at Rip Curl Ulladulla, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

Plan a trip to Jervis Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Take a train from Newcastle to Jervis Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Rip Curl Ulladulla, Mogo Zoo, Callala Beach, Narrawallee Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

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Coles Bay

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Bicheno Blowhole. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Russell Falls and Tall Trees Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Kingston Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Tree.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fern Tree, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Columba Waterfall and Mole Creek Caves. Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Platypus House. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Mathinna Falls (in Mathinna), King George V Park Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield) and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, stroll around City Park, take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Mathinna Falls, Notley Fern Gorge, Alum Cliffs, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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