60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  11​h 30​min
9
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
12
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
13
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cable Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Roebuck Bay. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Broome journey planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Broome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Broome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Daintree National Park. Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Wonga Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by With Sugar.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas route builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Broome to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Broome in September, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Photography Tours, Bloomfield Waterfall, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

5
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.
Visiting Atherton Tablelands and Babinda Boulders will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Fig Tree, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Paronella Park, Babinda Boulders, Cathedral Fig Tree, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Finch Hatton Gorge (in Finch Hatton) and Hydeaway Bay (Hydeaway Bay Beach & Gloucester Island National Park). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Into The Blue Gallery, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay, Finch Hatton Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Kings Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Visit Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Mount Ninderry, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

3
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 Coolangatta Beach and Tugun Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Cape Byron Walking Track about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
nights
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 get in some beach time at Friendly Beaches and Hazards Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Freycinet National Park. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to Coles Bay in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Escape the urban bustle at Devils @ Cradle and Barn Bluff. Explore hidden gems such as Westmorland Falls and Hellyer Gorge. When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Philosopher Falls in Waratah, approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Philosopher Falls, Hellyer Gorge, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and Great Ocean Walk. Escape the urban bustle at London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Johanna Beach (in Johanna) and Childer's Cove (in The Cove). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback and explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

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You can do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Campbell in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Seal Bay Conservation Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, and stroll through Browns Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Owen Springs Reserve and Walking tours. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alice Springs visit planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jewel Cave. You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lake Cave, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Alice Springs to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Safaris. You'll get in some beach time at Turquoise Bay and Wobiri Beach. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In November in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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