60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Hobart
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loch Ard Gorge and Twelve Apostles. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online tour itinerary builder.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

6
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Teddy's Lookout and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Ballarat (Lake Wendouree, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, &more) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Southbank, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

5
nights
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 Off-Road Tours and Remarkable Rocks. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, see majestic marine mammals with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island attractions planning app.

Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Greens Pool). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Cave and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). There's still lots to do: stroll through Gnarabup Beach, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

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Perth

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like State War Memorial and Cottesloe Beach. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to The Fremantle Round House in Fremantle, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and relax and rejuvenate at Life Wellness Massage Therapy.

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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 December, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Trinity Beach, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Cairns by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Port Douglas

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 Ocean Safari and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Marrdja Botanical Walk in Cape Tribulation (about 1h 55 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Hamilton Island Marina (in Hamilton Island). There's still lots to do: stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Helicopter Tours

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach and get great views at Lows Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Noosa online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Roma Street Parkland & Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with Jet Ski Safaris, stroll through Kirra Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jet Ski Safaris ©
Jet Ski Safaris
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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Sydney

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 Blue Mountains and Art Gallery of New South Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & Echo Point Lookout). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

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Coles Bay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and All4Adventure. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, indulge in some culinary diversions at Oyster Bay Tours, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Coles Bay in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
All4Adventure ©
All4Adventure
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Russell Falls. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages ©
Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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