60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Norfolk Island
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Port Campbell
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Perth
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Cairns
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Noosa
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Norfolk Island

— 1 night
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emily Bay. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Norfolk Island online trip builder.

Brisbane to Norfolk Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Norfolk Island Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you will find days in Norfolk Island are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Port Macquarie

— 3 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coastal walk and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Horsehoe Bay Beach, Smoky Cape Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie takes 10 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Norfolk Island in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Watsons Bay and Manly Scenic Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Echo Point Lookout, &more). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip site.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Canberra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Canberra

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Burley Griffin and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra road trip planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Canberra in 5.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Canberra due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Canberra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Hobart

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Port Arthur (Australian Convict Sites & Remarkable Cave) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 26th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, wander the streets of North Hobart, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Canberra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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 Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stroll through Ocean Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balloon Rides and Southbank. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford), Geelong (Geelong Adventure Specialists, Eastern Beach Reserve, &more) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Lake Wendouree, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

You can fly from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To plan Port Campbell vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Remarkable Rocks, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Little Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Lights Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albany day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Margaret River

— 4 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 discover tucked-away gems like Meelup Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach). On the 22nd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Perth

— 5 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like State War Memorial and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, WA Maritime Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, and explore the activities along Lake Claremont.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Botanical Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Barron Falls (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday website.

Getting from Perth to Cairns by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in March since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Noosa

— 4 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 Kings Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Noosa River, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, walk around Wirreanda Park, and hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.