60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+4
train + foot + subway + train + Fly:  27​h
1
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Margaret River
— 5 nights
+4
bus + Fly + subway + foot + train:  28​h
End: Nottingham

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Broome itinerary planning tool .

Nottingham, UK to Broome is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nottingham to Broome, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nottingham in March, things will get much warmer in Broome: highs are around 40°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
nights
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin. In March in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park and then make a trip to Ormiston Gorge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Moffat Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mooloolaba Beach) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bundjalung National Park and Turners Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Watersports Guru and Pippi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Bexhill Open Air Cathedral (in Bexhill) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Watersports Guru, Broken Head Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
We've included these beaches for you: Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay Beach. Take a break from Pokolbin with a short trip to Norah Head Lighthouse in Norah Head, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pokolbin road trip tool .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Pokolbin in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Ernest Hill Wines, Caves Beach, Watagans National Park, Norah Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

8
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.
Visit The Rocks and The National Pass for their historical value. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online itinerary maker .

Drive from Pokolbin to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Get outdoors at Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Adelaide, learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and see the vivid underwater world at Port Noarlunga Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Adelaide, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach, Primo Estate, Port Noarlunga Reef, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

5
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 Seal Bay Conservation Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stokes Beach and Browns Beach. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of the city life by going to Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Secret Harbour Beach and Mettam's Pool. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matilda Bay Reserve, Fremantle Prison, Secret Harbour Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

5
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Take a break from the city and head to Bunker Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Manea Park (in Bunbury). Spend the 25th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, Head underground at Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and learn about winemaking at Carpe Diem Vineyards.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Margaret River trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Lake Cave, Manea Park, Yallingup Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

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