60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
8
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

4
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.
Relax by the water at Cable Beach and Reddell Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Broome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Broome hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Magnetic Termite Mounds will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Food Tours. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin. In October, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Spas. Spend the 13th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stop by With Sugar.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in October; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coastal walk. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks), The Green Cathedral (in Elizabeth Beach) and Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach). It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Port Macquarie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Elizabeth Beach, The Green Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

4
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques (in Hazelbrook) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascade Brewery and Richmond Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck). On the 1st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and grab your bike and head to The Pipeline Track.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Fern Tree, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tessellated Pavement
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. We've included these beaches for you: Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell attractions planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Childer's Cove, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Admirals Arch and Raptor Domain. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves and take some stellar pictures from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island journey maker site .

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, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tree Top Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Nanarup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Mandalay Beach (in Walpole), Greens Pool (in Denmark) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Albany attractions planning tool .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

10
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.
Visit Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at JahRoc Galleries and Moon Haven Natural Products. Venture out of the city with trips to Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and kick back and relax at Surfers Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Margaret River sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Cowaramup
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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