60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Sydney
— 20 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 9 nights
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Gold Coast
— 9 nights
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Sydney

— 20 nights

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.
Visit Wollongong Head Lighthouse and St. Mary's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and North Head Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (in Glenworth Valley), Staples Lookout (in Woy Woy) and Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary (in Calga). There's still lots to do: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, savor the flavors at The Grape Escape, enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, and hike along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Launceston

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marakoopa Cave and Wine Tours & Tastings. Escape the urban bustle at Low Head Penguin Tours and The Tamar Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

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Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in St Helens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Maria Island National Park. Get in touch with nature at Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online route planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Head to Maritime Museum OF Tasmania and Art Mobfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. David's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island), Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tall Trees Walk, then sample the tasty concoctions at The Two Metre Tall Company, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gunns Plains

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then stop by Wilmot Country Store.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gunns Plains day trip planning site.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Gunns Plains in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mount Field National Park in October: high temperatures in Gunns Plains hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Gunns Plains to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. October in Stanley sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Canberra

— 9 nights

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.
Head to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Canberra Glassworksfor plenty of shopping. National Portrait Gallery and Australian War Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Paddys River (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex & Corin Forest), Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery (in Bungendore) and Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House, explore the world behind art at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra visit planning website.

You can fly from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Canberra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. October in Canberra sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 9 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Coolangatta Beach and Greenmount Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cork 'n Fork Tours in Tamborine Mountain, approximately Tamborine Mountain away. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect Gold Coast to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.