60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Broome
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Margaret River
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Albany
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Bus to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Train to Oats St Bus Stn Stand 1, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
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Airlie Beach
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Port Douglas
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Cape Tribulation
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
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Toowoomba
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Gold Coast
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Newcastle
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Canberra
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Kangaroo Island
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Alice Springs
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Darwin
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Broome

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Broome Factory, stroll through Cable Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Roebuck Bay Lookout. On the next day, look for gifts at Yuen Wing General Store, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broome online visit planner.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Broome is an approximately 11-hour flight. In October in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lotterywest Federation Walkway and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin Quay (in Mandurah), Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & WA Maritime Museum) and Yanchep National Park (in Yanchep). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Scitech, admire the natural beauty at Supreme Court Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planning app.

Fly from Broome to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in October, you will find days in Perth are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Canal Rocks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Caves Road, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial and Elephant Rocks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (The Toffee Factory & Greens Pool) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). And it doesn't end there: step aboard Replica of the Brig Amity, explore the world behind art at Vancouver Arts Centre, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albany road trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Falls and Richmond Gaol. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 16th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Hobart in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albany to Hobart. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bicentennial Walkway and Airlie Aqua Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Airlie Beach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Mount Lewis National Park. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Tea in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, relax in the rural setting at Australian Muster Experience, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Ocean Safari, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bloomfield Waterfall. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Michaelmas Cay and Zillie Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick your exploration up a notch at Skypark by AJ Hackett Cairns.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Pier and WetSide Water Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more), Flying High Bird Sanctuary (in Apple Tree Creek) and St Paul's Church and Bell Tower (in Maryborough). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Portside, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay journey planner.

Getting from Cairns to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Hervey Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. On the 6th (Fri), stroll around Queens Park Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cobb+Co Museum, make a trip to Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, and finally walk around Laurel Bank Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Toowoomba trip planner.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Toowoomba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Toowoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks · Museums

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snapper Rocks and Tropical Fruit World. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Gallery of Modern Art, &more) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Spas). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

You can drive from Toowoomba to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Toowoomba in November, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomaree Head and Gan Gan Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Pokolbin (Peterson House, Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, &more), Beyond Ballooning (in Lovedale) and Nelson Bay (Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Fort Scratchley, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Newcastle trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Gold Coast to Newcastle by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gold Coast in November since evenings lows in Newcastle dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Library of Australia and High Court of Australia. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, have fun and explore at Old Parliament House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoo and Aquarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip planning tool.

Drive from Newcastle to Canberra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Newcastle in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Admirals Arch and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island route maker.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Kangaroo Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Canberra to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then examine the collection at Old Ghan Museum, then take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, get great views at Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, explore the galleries of Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Journey the dreaming.

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Getting from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. November in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Darwin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Offroad Dreaming and Parliament House. Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Darwin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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.