60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
6
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Sydney
— 13 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bridport Walking Track
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St Helens online visit planner .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In September in St Helens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Melshell Oysters. You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Spiky Bridge in Swansea (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

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

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orford online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mindil Beach and Wangi Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Florence Falls) and Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs). Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, explore the activities along Lake Alexander, stroll through Leanyer Recreation Park, and cool off at Big Buoy Water Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orford to Darwin. In October, Darwin is much warmer than Orford - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Crazy Acres, Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park

1
night
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Makers on Church St, then take in the dramatic scenery at Arve Falls, and then trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geeveston trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Geeveston with the Route module. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in October; daily highs in Geeveston reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartz Mountains National Park
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then hike along Three Capes Track. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Devil's Kitchen and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur online travel route planner .

Getting from Geeveston to Port Arthur by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Devil's Kitchen, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. Visit Long Beach and Seven Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Planning Hobart trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

9
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.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Visit Trigg Beach and City Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth attractions planning website .

Fly from Hobart to Perth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Millendon, Malaga, Scarborough, Swan Valley
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach

11
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Kayaking & Canoeing), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planning app .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

13
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Relax by the water at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Lincoln's Rock, & more), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. On the 23rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at South Cronulla Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planner.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Perry's Lookdown
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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