60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Broome
— 4 nights
Fly to Onslow, Drive to Exmouth
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 7 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island
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Byron Bay — 2 nights

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.
Visit Lennox Head Beach and Broken Head Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Cape Byron Walking Track and Sundive Byron Bay will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Byron Bay to Murwillumbah to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay vacation planning site.

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Visiting Natural Bridge and Kurrawa Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Burleigh Head National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea World Cruises.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Noosa River and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseshoe Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Hamilton Island Marina in Hamilton Island, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Billy Tea Safaris and Trinity Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Michaelmas Cay, see some colorful creatures with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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 Daintree National Park and Safaris. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Boat Tours & Water Sports. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Darwin.
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Darwin — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Florence Falls and Helicopter Tours. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Litchfield National Park to see Magnetic Termite Mounds about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, stroll through Crocosaurus Cove, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

Plan trip to Darwin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Broome.
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Broome — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Gantheaume Point and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Broome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Broome when traveling from Darwin in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.
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Exmouth — 3 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Turquoise Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Yardie Creek. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Broome in June: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 7 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). On the 25th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: cruise along Caves Road, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mala Walk and Kuniya Walk. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 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.
Visiting The Neck and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cascade Brewery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 6th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip builder.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. Take a break from the city and head to Admirals Arch and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Remarkable Rocks and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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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