60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights

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Cairns

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 Atherton Tablelands and Millaa Millaa Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Babinda Boulders and Crystal Cascades. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Malanda Falls (in Malanda). Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, whizz through the canopy at AJ Hackett Cairns, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Must see
Crystal Cascades
4.6
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Babinda Boulders
4.7

3
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Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Horses in Port. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Mossman Gorge Centre
4.3
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Outdoor Activity
Horses in Port
4.0

5
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Darwin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Territory Wildlife Park and Offroad Dreaming. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parliament House and Lameroo Beach. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Off-Road Tour
Offroad Dreaming
4.8

2
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Broome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Beach
Cable Beach
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Replica of the Brig Amity. Visit Emu Point and Greens Pool for some beach relaxation. Step out of Albany to go to Walpole and see Tree Top Walk, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albany online holiday planner.

Getting from Broome to Albany by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Albany is much colder than Broome - with highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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Must see
Little Beach
4.9
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Beach
Greens Pool
4.9

5
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Water wheel and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Canal Rocks and Caves Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, learn about winemaking at Pierro, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planner.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Must see
Canal Rocks
4.8
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Meelup Beach
5.0
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Yallingup Beach
4.8

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Island National Park and Freycinet National Park. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see All4Adventure, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation app.

Getting from Margaret River to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Coles Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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6
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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.
Visiting Russell Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). On the 5th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary builder tool.

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. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Must see
Russell Falls
4.7
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Architectural Building
Richmond Gaol
4.5
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Beach
Okines Beach
4.0

4
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and Port Campbell National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gibsons Steps and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, and take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell travel site.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Must see
Gibsons Steps
4.6
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Great Ocean Walk
4.8

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Kelly Hill Caves. Visiting Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, hike along Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Kelly Hill Caves
4.5
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Must see
Admirals Arch
4.9

3
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trial Bay Gaol and Pebbly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and hike along Coastal walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Macquarie takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Port Macquarie are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Hinkler Hall of Aviation. Visiting Dundowran Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg Rum Distillery (in Bundaberg) 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, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay travel route tool.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Hervey Bay, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.9
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.2
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Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7

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Gold Coast

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 discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Visiting Natural Bridge and Kurrawa Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Spas) and Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art, Roma Street Parkland, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and race across the water with Jet Ski Safaris.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hervey Bay in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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National Park
Natural Bridge
4.7

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