60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Cowes
— 5 nights
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
5
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
6
Tanunda
— 4 nights
7
Adelaide
— 5 nights
8
Albany
— 4 nights
9
Margaret River
— 5 nights
10
Perth
— 5 nights
11
Darwin
— 3 nights
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning tool.

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Wine Tours & Tastings
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Take a break from Cowes with a short trip to State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Churchill Island Marine National Park, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cowes trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Ventnor, Phillip Island, Summerlands, State Coal Mine
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, thenmake a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, thensteep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Backspace Gallery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ballarat trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spas, St Augustine's Church
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
Spas

4
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Erskine Falls (in Lorne), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and admire all the interesting features of Heronswood.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip website.

Getting from Ballarat to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Heronswood, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Erskine Falls, The Rip, Panorama Garden Estate
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mariners Lookout, &more). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Cape Otway Lightstation, Peterborough Foreshore Playground
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

4
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda) and Lock 1 (in Blanchetown). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tanunda road trip website.

Drive from Port Campbell to Tanunda in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Port Campbell to Tanunda, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Brockenchack Wines Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tanunda to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Hahndorf, McLaren Vale, Carrickalinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes) and Denmark (Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, stroll through Little Beach, don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Adelaide to Albany in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Albany is minus 1.5 hours. In December, Albany is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Waychinicup National Park
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, do a tasting at Island Brook Estate Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Yallingup, Island Brook Estate Winery, Bunker Bay
Highlights from your plan
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, browse the exhibits of Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Perth to Darwin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Perth in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route site.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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