60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  9 h 15 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  10 h 45 min
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
9
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Cairns
— 7 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
12
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld 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, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Coles Bay travel planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Coles Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Coles Bay, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Twelve Apostles and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, make a trip to The Grotto, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Coles Bay to Port Campbell in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Childer's Cove, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of the Winds and Uluru Hiking Path. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Cave and Canal Rocks. Explore hidden gems such as Jewel Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Meelup Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broome holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Nourlangie Rock and Anbangbang Billabong. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, and trek along Yurmikmik Walks.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Darwin.

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
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Crocosaurus Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin day trip planning website.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Darwin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds, Territory Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

6
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Myall Beach). There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Darwin in November, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

7
nights
Cairns

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and The Crystal Caves. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Palm Cove Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Byron Walking Track and Kurrawa Beach. Visiting Burleigh Heads Beach and Tropical Fruit World will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (Roma Street Parkland & Museum of Brisbane). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online day trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Gold Coast is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Tropical Fruit World
Highlights from your plan
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coastal walk. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Roto House, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie holiday builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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 outdoors at Blue Mountains and Bondi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in December: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Kiama Blowhole, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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