60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Norfolk Island
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Alice Springs
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Cairns
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Norfolk Island

Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Emily Bay. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Norfolk Island is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Washington DC to Norfolk Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Norfolk Island to be warmer, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Kirra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & Gallery of Modern Art), Byron Bay (Belongil Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach and kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast. Traveling from Norfolk Island in March, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Get some cultural insight at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Roto House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, enjoy some diversion at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie road trip planning app.

Drive from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in March: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Blue Mountains will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney online visit planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Falls Reserve). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, walk around City Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Launceston at 64°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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 discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart attractions site.

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. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Get outdoors at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Explore hidden gems such as Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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 get in some beach time at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Jewel Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Canal Rocks), Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Tassell Park Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

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Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greens Pool and Little Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Walpole (Mandalay Beach & Tree Top Walk). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany online travel route planner.

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Field of Light. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Albany in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs road trip tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Get outdoors at Palm Cove Beach and Agincourt Reef. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Ngarru Gallery (in Port Douglas). Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are much hotter (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.