60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 15​min
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 45​min
9
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
12
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Safaris. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and stop by With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas. In November, Port Douglas is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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 discover tucked-away gems like Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Field of Light. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, get great views at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lennox Head Beach and Natural Bridge. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Spas, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Gold Coast are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Champagne Pools and Central Station Rainforest. We've included these beaches for you: Eli Creek and Indian Head.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island vacation site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coastal walk and Scotts Head Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Scuba & Snorkeling, Smoky Cape Lighthouse, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Port Macquarie in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. While traveling from Fraser Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wentworth Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Giant Stairway and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). On the 12th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, take some stellar pictures from Barrow Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in December, expect nights in Katoomba to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Terrigal Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Beach and Kiama Blowhole. There's much more to do: stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wineglass Bay Lookout. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Ocean Walk and Mait's Rest. Visiting London Bridge and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures will get you outdoors. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, make a trip to The Grotto, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Coles Bay to Port Campbell in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at Eastern Beach Reserve and Brighton Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bells Beach and The Great Ocean Road. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat) and Spas (in Daylesford). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Wendouree
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Admirals Arch. Step out of the city life by going to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Emu Point and Little Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Rocks and Albany Wind Farm. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Greens Pool about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Middleton Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

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You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Meelup Beach. Get outdoors at Hamelin Bay and Lake Cave. 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, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online day trip planner .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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