60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Stop 9A Hamra Dr - South side
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Launceston
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Gold Coast

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Belongil Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea World Cruises, stroll through Kirra Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route planning site.

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Relax by the water at Bulcock Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planning site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 3 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Take a break from the city and head to Esplanade and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bundaberg Rum Distillery and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Spend the 20th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. For shopping fun, head to Sunday Market Port Douglas or Opalbar. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Cairns

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Barron Falls and Michaelmas Cay. Take a break from the city and head to Billy Tea Safaris and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Perth

— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Rockingham Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan River. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Dolphin Quay) and Fremantle (WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Markets, &more). Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of WA Shipwrecks Museum, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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You can fly from Cairns to Perth in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth. Traveling from Cairns in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Perth, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Margaret River

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Water wheel). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, look for gifts at Bettenay's Margaret River Nougat Company, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River route maker site.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Albany

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Gap and Natural Bridge and Middleton Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Elephant Rocks. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Greens Pool about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, stroll through Emu Point, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany holiday planner.

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, see majestic marine mammals with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, and make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

Before you visit Kangaroo Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Tanunda (Rockford Winery & Chateau Tanunda) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lofty Summit.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Adelaide are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Bells Beach. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Lorne Beach (in Lorne), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, wander the streets of Degraves Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hobart

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol. Visiting Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island), Bruny Island Honey (in Great Bay) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online holiday builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for slightly colder days in Hobart, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Platypus House. Step out of the city life by going to The Tamar Valley and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek), House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, shop like a local with Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, walk around City Park, and get some fabulous bargains at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Museums · 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.