60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Coral Bay
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magnetic Termite Mounds and Wangi Falls. Visiting Territory Wildlife Park and Berry Springs Nature Park will get you outdoors. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin day trip planning app.

Paris, France to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Paris to Darwin. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Katherine.

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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

3
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Edith Falls and Katherine Outback Experience. Step out of the city life by going to Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katherine journey planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Katherine, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
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Alice Springs

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 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alice Springs using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in September: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

4
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. Get outdoors at Agincourt Reef and Tranquility Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Station (in Whyanbeel). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

7
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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.
Visiting Birdworld Kuranda and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get interesting insight from AJ Hackett Cairns, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
AJ Hackett Cairns ©
AJ Hackett Cairns

3
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Airlie Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicentennial Walkway and Beach Book Boutique. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Turtle Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip tool.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get outdoors at Esplanade and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hervey Bay, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Off-Road Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Killen Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

6
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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.
Visit Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Whales In Paradise. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

Start your trip to Gold Coast by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Admirals Arch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari ©
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Great Ocean Walk and Loch Ard Gorge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Little Aire Falls (in Beech Forest) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broome Historical Museum and The Roebuck Bay Lookout. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Broome Factory, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and stroll through Cable Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broome journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Broome in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Broome is minus 2 hours. October in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canal Rocks and Lake Cave. Visiting Naturaliste Charters and Caves Road will get you outdoors. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Margaret River visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wineries

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Naturaliste Charters ©
Naturaliste Charters
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 28th (Thu), get outside with Aqua Rush, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see Coastal Adventure Tours. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coral Bay trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coral Bay in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Coastal Adventure Tours ©
Coastal Adventure Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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