60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
4
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
6
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
14
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h
15
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Speed Boats Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Relax by the water at Saltwater National Park and Arakoon National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ellenborough Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and Kendall Craft Co-operative (in Kendall). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kendall Craft Co-operative, Saltwater National Park, Arakoon National Park, North Brother Mountain, Ellenborough Falls
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Ellenborough Falls ©
Ellenborough Falls

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Shene Tasmania and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maria Island National Park and The Wicked Cheese Co.. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hobart takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hobart when traveling from Port Macquarie in July, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park, Shene Tasmania, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visit Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Great Otway National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Beech Forest (Hopetoun Falls, The Redwoods, & more) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

Start your trip to Port Campbell by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs, Childer's Cove, Johanna Beach, Great Otway National Park
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Domain and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, explore the galleries of Fine Art Kangaroo Island, and step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island journey maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boranup Karri Forest and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Surfers Point and Injidup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock, Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, & more), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Water wheel (in Augusta). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Wooditjup National Park. The adventure continues: stop by Candy Cow, look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Margaret River online travel planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Boranup Karri Forest, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Wooditjup National Park ©
Wooditjup National Park

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some historical perspective at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, cruise along Cape Range National Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bundegi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth online road trip planner .

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. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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.
Get some historical perspective at Japanese Cemetery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, get great views at The Roebuck Bay Lookout, and take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Broome day trip app .

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, Broome is somewhat warmer than Exmouth - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
Popular historic sites such as Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Buley Rockhole) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at The Book Shop Darwin, explore the galleries of Mason Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Darwin trip builder .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Other options are to 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 August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Safaris

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. For shopping fun, head to MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft or Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, stroll through Jatbula Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in August, Katherine is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Coffee Works Port Douglas. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Getting from Katherine to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in August, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Josephine Falls and Crystal Cascades. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Etty Bay (in Innisfail) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, explore and take pictures at Red Arrow Walk, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Arrow Walk, Babinda Boulders, Crystal Cascades, Etty Bay
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get great views at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Finke Gorge National Park and Mount Gillen. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, and identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

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