60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 5 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
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Watsons Bay and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Palm Beach in Palm Beach, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Barron Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island to see Hamilton Island Marina about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Hobart

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Get some historical perspective at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 30th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Maritime Museum OF Tasmania, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Hobart in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, expect nights in Hobart to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at East Coast Natureworld, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with a short trip to Ngilgi Cave in Yallingup (about 36 minutes away). On the 11th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Margaret River day trip planning app.

Fly from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Margaret River in 9 hours. Traveling from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tree Top Walk and Middleton Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Greens Pool and Little Beach. There's more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albany trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Esperance

— 4 nights
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Relax by the water at Cape Le Grand National Park and Lucky Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive and enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Esperance trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Kangaroo Island

— 6 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 Admirals Arch. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, see Off-Road Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Domain.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Esperance to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Port Campbell

— 5 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park. Visiting Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and make a trip to The Grotto.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planning website.

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 difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.