60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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 Michaelmas Cay and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Cairns, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

4
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Opal Reef and Mossman Gorge Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Agincourt Reef and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carlo Sand Blow and Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Esplanade and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg Rum Distillery (in Bundaberg) and Searys Creek (in Rainbow Beach). There's still lots to do: make a splash at WetSide Water Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, make a trip to The Pier, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Make your Hervey Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Hervey Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Coolum and Maroochydore Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bulcock Beach and Queensland Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba tour planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Mooloolaba by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Natural Bridge. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Head National Park and Belongil Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Get a sense of the local culture at Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, hike along Coastal walk, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and look for all kinds of wild species at Googik heritage Trail.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Gold Coast in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Canberra

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 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Blundells Cottage, admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Canberra online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Canberra hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and St. Kilda Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and explore the galleries of La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe). There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and stroll around City Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Richmond Gaol and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Escape the urban bustle at The Neck and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Bruny Island Berry Farm (in Bruny Island) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). On the 14th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and stop by Bruny Island Honey.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Visiting Gorge Wildlife Park and Cleland Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to National Motor Museum in Birdwood--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip maker.

Getting from Hobart to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Adelaide. Traveling from Hobart in March, things will get a bit warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

5
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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 Admirals Arch and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Penneshaw Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Get in touch with nature at Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. In March in Albany, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

5
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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.
Get outdoors at Hamelin Bay and Yallingup Beach. Popular historic sites such as Water wheel and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St George's Anglican Parish of Dunsborough, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.