60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  24​h
1
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  16​h
8
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
11
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
13
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Berlin

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broome Historical Museum and Cable Beach. The adventure continues: get outside with Staircase To The Moon, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broome route tool .

Berlin, Germany to Broome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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.
Get outdoors at Food Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Litchfield National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Katherine Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Nitmiluk National Park and Edith Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, browse the exhibits of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, and identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Katherine tour website .

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Katherine. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Helicopter Tours
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park. Visiting Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Emily Gap will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get answers to all your questions at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Finke Gorge National Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs holiday tool .

Getting from Katherine to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in July, expect Alice Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Dubuji Boardwalk. Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach) and Cooktown (Grassy Hill & James Cook Museum). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Cape Tribulation in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cape Tribulation, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Photography Tours, Wonga Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall, Black Mountain National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Opal Reef and Shark Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Spas & St Mary’s by The Sea chapel) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, have fun at Muddy's Playground, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Crystal Cascades, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Shark Diving
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Whitehaven Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout in Bowen, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, go for a stroll along the water at Abell Point Marina, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Lorne Beach and Johanna Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Change things up with a short trip to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, make a trip to The Grotto, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Airlie Beach to Port Campbell takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest, Johanna Beach, Lorne Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay route builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Coles Bay in 17.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Spring Vale Wines
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

4
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 Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Admirals Arch. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and kick back and relax at Island Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Middleton Beach and Nanarup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes) and Denmark (Greens Pool & Forest Hill Vineyard). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Cable Beach, take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Albany online day trip planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Waychinicup National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
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.
Get outdoors at Yallingup Beach and Meelup Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hamelin Bay and Surfers Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Cowaramup Bay (in Gracetown), Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Relax by the water at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Safaris. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area
Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge

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