60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Bus to Warrnambool, Train to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Denham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Berlin Tegel

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Cairns

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Birdworld Kuranda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls). Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Cairns planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Opal Reef. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 3 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Fraser Island Day Spa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island holiday builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, expect Fraser Island to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Blue Mountains. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, stop by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island route builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Port Campbell

— 4 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Campbell National Park and Mait's Rest. Step out of Port Campbell to go to Cape Otway and see Cape Otway Lightstation, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, and don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; 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. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Field of Light. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mala Walk and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Yellow Water Cruises and Mamukala Billabong. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Darwin

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Florence Falls will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darwin sightseeing app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Broome Historical Museum and The Courthouse Collection. Escape the urban bustle at Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip builder site.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Broome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Denham

— 3 nights
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shell Beach and Shark Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Perfect Nature Cruises and Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium.

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Fly from Broome to Denham in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Exmouth tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Denham to Exmouth by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Margaret River

— 5 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.
Visit Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste), Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). On the 27th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River online road trip planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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.