60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Broome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to London

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Broome — 2 nights

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 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip builder website.

London, UK to Broome is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Broome reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stroll through Agincourt Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder app.

You can fly from Broome to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Broome in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

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 Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Palm Cove), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 4 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Catseye Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island Golf Club (in Hamilton Island) and Horseshoe Bay (in Bowen). There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Noosa National Park and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Visiting Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Noosa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Visiting Lagoon Beach and Lord Howe Island Museum will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder app.

You can fly from Noosa to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Justice & Police Museum capture your imagination. Head to ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, The Three Sisters, &more) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.
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Hobart — 7 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). On the 5th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Salamanca Arts Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Bicheno Blowhole). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Kangaroo Island on the 12th (Thu).
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Kangaroo Island — 6 nights

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 Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Raptor Domain. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and see majestic marine mammals with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

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.
National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Greens Pool, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albany day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Hamelin Bay. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasse Felix Winery and JahRoc Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). On the 23rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and cruise along Caves Road.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Margaret River road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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