60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 15​min
8
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
13
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wentworth Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Giant Stairway and Blue Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass and explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

6
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.
The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planning tool .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Nan Tien Temple, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Explore hidden gems such as Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get some cultural insight at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Atherton Tablelands and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Daintree National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Agincourt Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 21st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

6
nights
Darwin

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park). Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin road trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Beach. Appreciate the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Albany takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Albany. In August, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Meelup Beach and Mammoth Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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 Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Admirals Arch and Stokes Beach. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kangaroo Island trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Old Treasury Building. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bells Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Spas (in Daylesford), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Art Gallery of Ballarat, & more) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, cruise along The Great Ocean Road, and see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday maker app .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Spas
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Gibsons Steps and Mait's Rest. Get in touch with nature at Lorne Beach and Great Ocean Walk. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell journey builder website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Lorne Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock. You'll explore and learn at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Museum of Old and New Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Museum of Old and New Art, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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