60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Perth
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Bondi
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 7 nights
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Carnarvon National Park
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Townsville
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Halls Creek
— 2 nights
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Darwin
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Perth

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Swan River, and take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perth visit planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Geneva in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Waitpinga Farm Quad Bike Adventures (in Waitpinga), McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines) and Canoe The Coorong - Day Tours (in Goolwa). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with RoofClimb Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide itinerary planner.

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Eaglehawk Neck in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Eaglehawk Neck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in January, things will get a bit cooler in Eaglehawk Neck: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hobart

— 4 nights

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 Hobart's surroundings by going to Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Aspect Design, and settle in for a delightful tour with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip tool.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay

— 2 nights
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 25th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Australian Skydive, fly like a bird with Great Ocean Road Paragliding, and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Torquay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Torquay: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 6 nights

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 out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get curious at Questacon. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, test your team's savvy at Riddle Room, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Canberra attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Sydney

— 6 nights

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Leura Mall (in Leura), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bondi

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Yoga By The Sea, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then pause for some photo ops at Black Sunday monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with The Underwater Academy, kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, and then get great views at North Bondi Lookout.

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

Bondi is very close to Sydney. In February, daily temperatures in Bondi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra Jet Ski (in Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & HMAS Brisbane). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bondi to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carnarvon National Park

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carnarvon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Carnarvon National Park takes 9 hours. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Cairns.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Wildlife · Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Safaris, Flagstaff Hill Lookout, &more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

You can fly from Carnarvon National Park to Cairns in 10 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at The Strand and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Townsville vacation maker.

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Townsville to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Townsville in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Alice Springs

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, then make a short side trip with Sandrifter Safaris, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halls Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Halls Creek

— 2 nights
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Russian Jack Memorial and then identify plant and animal life at Mary Pool.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Halls Creek online itinerary builder.

Drive from Alice Springs to Halls Creek in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Halls Creek

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Darwin

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, then stop by The Book Shop Darwin, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Halls Creek to Darwin takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.