60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Bendigo
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Bendigo

The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sacred Heart Cathedral and Central Deborah Gold Mine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Spas, &more) and Echuca (The Great Aussie Beer Shed & Port of Echuca Discovery Centre). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bendigo route maker website.

Melbourne to Bendigo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

6
nights
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Coast Cruises and Lake Wendouree. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Botanical Gardens) and Tyde (in Cowes). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary website.

Drive from Bendigo to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Lost Bear Gallery, &more) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy unforgettable views with Byron Bay Ballooning, and then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay tour planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Whales In Paradise and Zipline. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, view the masterpieces at Anthea Polson Art, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip website.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Yandina Historic House (in Yandina) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planning app.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paronella Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): deepen your understanding at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then view the masterpieces at Talapi, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Alice Springs. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in September since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, get interesting insight from Tours, see Offroad Dreaming, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin day trip planning tool.

Fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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Broome

Yawuru Country

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cable Beach. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome journey planning site.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Broome, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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 Food Tours and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Forest Adventures South West (in Wonnerup), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scarborough Beach and WA Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and The Escape Hunt Experience Perth (in South Fremantle). Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Perth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Adelaide Oval. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (Beerenberg Farm & The Cedars). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lofty Summit, and look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online road trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1.5 hours. In September in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New South Wales travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Geologic Formations
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.

South Australia travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.