60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Port Augusta
— 2 nights
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Broken Hill
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 6 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Nimbin
— 2 nights
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Tenterfield
— 4 nights
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Nyngan
— 1 night
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Leura
— 6 nights
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Sydney
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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.
Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Port Augusta

— 2 nights
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at RSL Military Museum, then walk around Argadelles, and then have fun at Port Augusta Train Park. On the next day, explore the galleries of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Augusta tour planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Augusta takes 11.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Port Augusta due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Port Augusta dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Broken Hill

— 2 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of the Outback, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert State Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Junction Mine, and finally steep yourself in history at Broken Hill Trades Hall.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Broken Hill driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Augusta to Broken Hill in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Port Augusta to Broken Hill. Traveling from Port Augusta in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Broken Hill, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Perth

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & South Beach Recreation Reserve) and Hot Shots Shooting (in Whiteman). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, go for a stroll along the water at Hillarys Boat Harbour, and kick back and relax at Mettam's Pool.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Broken Hill to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Broken Hill in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Broome

— 3 nights

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.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, tee off at Broome Golf Club, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the galleries of Red Dirt Photographic.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Broome trip planning website.

You can fly from Perth to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Broome when traveling from Perth in February, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Darwin

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

Discover how to plan a Darwin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm & Cape Trib Farm) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip planner.

Getting from Darwin to Port Douglas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 7 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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, cool off at Cairns Wake park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in February, plan for little chillier nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nimbin.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Nimbin

— 2 nights
Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nimbin holiday planning tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Nimbin by car takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Fraser Island in March, Nimbin is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Tenterfield

— 4 nights
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Tenterfield to Ballandean to see Girraween National Park about 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Bald Rock National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tenterfield Railway Museum, explore the striking landscape of Basket Swamp National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Historic Cork Tree.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tenterfield driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nimbin to Tenterfield in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nyngan.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nyngan

— 1 night
Nyngan is a town in the centre of New South Wales, Australia, in the Bogan Shire local government area within the Orana Region of central New South Wales. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum, don't miss a visit to Helicopter Flood Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Nyngan Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Bogan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nyngan Coach House.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nyngan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tenterfield to Nyngan in 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Nyngan

Museums

Leura

— 6 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Step out of Leura to go to Katoomba and see Blue Mountains, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and hike along Fortress Rock.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leura itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Nyngan to Leura takes 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Leura are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney

— 6 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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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.