60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bicheno
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ballarat
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
10
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney

7
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Seven Mile Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Island National Park and Tasman Arch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, explore the activities along Sandy Bay, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, South Cape Bay, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 3:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bicheno trip app .

Drive from Hobart to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bicheno are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Coles Bay, Honeymoon Bay
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Kennet River Koala Walk and The Arch. Escape the urban bustle at Triplet Falls and The Redwoods. Change things up with a short trip to Hopetoun Falls in Beech Forest (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Twelve Apostles and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Campbell visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Bicheno to Port Campbell takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Kennet River Koala Walk, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
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Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial and Ballarat Bird World. Get outdoors at Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs and Lake Burrumbeet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Daylesford Cider Company (in Musk) and Kyneton (Blackhill Reserve & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Eureka Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Red Duck Micro-Brewery, admire the striking features of Ballarat Railway Station, and explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ballarat trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ballarat sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kyneton, Daylesford, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ballarat Bird World ©
Ballarat Bird World
Daylesford Cider Company ©
Daylesford Cider Company
Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs ©
Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs

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 discover tucked-away gems like Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Get outdoors at Parndana Wildlife Park and Island Beach. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Lashmar Conservation Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits, do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Browns Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planning app .

Getting from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Lashmar Conservation Park ©
Lashmar Conservation Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Rocks and Lights Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ocean Beach and Ellen Cove Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (The Toffee Factory & Peaceful Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Goode Beach, take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout, don't miss a visit to Convoy Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Albany Heritage Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Ellen Cove Boardwalk ©
Ellen Cove Boardwalk

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 off the beaten path and head to Bunker Bay and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Visiting Sugarloaf Rock and 10 Mile Brook Trail will get you outdoors. When in Margaret River, make a side trip to see Injidup Beach in Yallingup, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, stroll through Conto Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Giants Cave, Injidup Beach, Gralyn Estate
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park and Josephine Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Fig Tree and Babinda Boulders. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Yungaburra (Curtain Fig National Park & The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour), The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Mt. Hypipamee National Park (in Malanda). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Cairns takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Margaret River to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Ellis Beach, Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, Mt. Hypipamee National Park, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

5
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 Opal Reef and Photography Tours. Visiting Dubuji Boardwalk and Cape Tribulation Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Daintree, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greenmount Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Visiting David Fleay Wildlife Park and Wategos Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Ballina) and Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Warning, Wategos Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Kayaking & Canoeing, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Step off the beaten path and head to Buderim Forest Park and Gardners Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Point Cartwright and Mount Ninderry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains) and Gerrards Lookout (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and cool off at Thrill Hill Waterslide.

To plan Mooloolaba vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Buderim Forest Park, Glass House Mountains National Park, Mount Ninderry, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hastings River and Googik heritage Trail. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, tee off at Port Macquarie Golf Cub, learn more about the world around you at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie online route planner .

You can fly from Mooloolaba to Port Macquarie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Mooloolaba in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hastings River ©
Hastings River
Port Macquarie Golf Club ©
Port Macquarie Golf Club
Spas

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Katoomba Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katoomba Cascades and Kedumba River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Wollongong (North Wollongong Beach & Port Kembla Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Drive from Port Macquarie to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wollongong, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls Lake
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Prince Henry Cliff Walk ©
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach
Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake

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