60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Newcastle
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Launceston
— 6 nights
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Port Campbell
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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Bring the kids along to Flinders Chase National Park and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online route planner.

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

4
nights
Margaret River

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.
Bring the kids along to Ngilgi Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Lake Cave and Hamelin Bay will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, get your game on at Amaze'n Margaret River, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Margaret River, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River by flight takes about 25 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River is minus 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Albany

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 some cultural insight at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Harewood Forest & Elephant Rocks) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Emu Point, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Little Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Valley of the Winds. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Albany in January, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bones and Jones and Ngarru Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Agincourt Reef), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape Byron Walking Track and Kirra Beach. Do your shopping at Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking & Canoeing), Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Attractions like Tomaree Head and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba), Bagnalls Beach Reserve (in Corlette) and Nelson Bay (Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve & Gan Gan Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, let the kids burn off some steam at Blackbutt Reserve, contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, and get outside with The Entrance Pelican Feed.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Newcastle by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

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Sydney

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Nan Tien Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel app.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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Hobart

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.
Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Dock and Richmond Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a short side trip with Day Trips, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart driving holiday site.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

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Launceston

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.
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Devil's Corner Cellar Door are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Mole Creek Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Launceston route planner.

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, make a trip to The Grotto, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Launceston to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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