60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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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
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 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
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, you will find days in Exmouth are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Visiting Ngilgi Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Canal Rocks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Broome Town Beach and Reddell Beach. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Darwin

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Magnetic Termite Mounds. Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Litchfield National Park to see Florence Falls about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Broome in June since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yellow Water Cruises and Cahills Crossing. Step out of the city life by going to Ubirr and Mirray Lookout. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, trek along Gubara, and get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route builder.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday 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. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday builder app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hobart, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 3 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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 Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Katoomba Cascades) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning site.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Visiting Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Waddy Point will get you outdoors.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online attractions planner.

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Mooloolaba

— 3 nights
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Maroochydore Beach and Mount Coolum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, stop by Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, and look for all kinds of wild species at Buderim Forest Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Port Douglas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mooloolaba in July, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Billy Tea Safaris will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, stroll through Trinity Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.