60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
12
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
13
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Visiting Tahune Forest AirWalk and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo will get you outdoors. Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Woodbridge Smokehouse (in Woodbridge) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online journey planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Hobart hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Woodbridge Smokehouse, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

5
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 some cultural insight at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Gala Estate Vineyard. Get in touch with nature at St Columba Waterfall and Friendly Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bendalong Beach and Blenheim Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hyams Beach and Nelson Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Jervis Bay: Broulee (Broulee Island Walk & Broulee Beach) and Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Jervis Bay National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach and stroll through Callala Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay. In December, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broulee, Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach, Malua Bay Beach
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

4
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. You'll get in some beach time at Cellito Beach and Jimmy's Beach. Get outdoors at Elizabeth Beach and Bennetts Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forster: Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at One Mile Beach, and have fun at Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Forster itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Forster in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, daily temperatures in Forster can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Tuncurry, Tomaree Head, Elizabeth Beach, Whitewashed Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Shark Island, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Forster to Sydney in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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 get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Broken Head Beach. Shop till you drop at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: You and Bamboo (in Bogangar) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

You and Bamboo, Broken Head Beach, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Broome Historical Museum and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. We've included these beaches for you: Reddell Beach and Cable Beach. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point and kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Broome takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Broome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, things will get a bit warmer in Broome: highs are around 39°C and lows about 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Yallingup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Smiths Beach), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, shop like a local with Jahroc Galleries, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Surfers Point, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Middleton Beach and Tree Top Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, stroll through Betty's Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Anvil Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albany online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

5
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Explore hidden gems such as Ten Mile Lagoon and Hellfire Bay. Visit Salmon Beach and Thistle Cove for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, stroll through West Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Section Glass Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Esperance trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. January in Esperance sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Esperance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Esperance in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to North Terrace or Adelaide Central Market. Relax by the water at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, head off the coast to Granite Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Second Valley Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Delamere, Cleland Wildlife Park, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Bay of Islands and Mait's Rest. Get outdoors at Great Ocean Walk and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Warrnambool (Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve & Thunder point Coastal Reserve), Johanna Beach (in Johanna) and Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Adelaide to Port Campbell in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Apollo Bay, Griffiths Island, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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