60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denham
— 3 nights
Fly
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Broome
— 4 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Bus to Mackay, Fly to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Mala Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole. The adventure continues: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, make a trip to Uluru, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Alice Springs

— 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs Desert Park and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, shop like a local with Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, get great views at Anzac Hill, and view the masterpieces at Talapi.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs vacation planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jewel Cave and Meelup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). On the 2nd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and stroll through Gnarabup Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River is minus 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll get in some beach time at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Tree Top Walk in Walpole, approximately Walpole away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

Start your trip to Albany by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Exmouth.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visit Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Yardie Creek. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Cape Range National Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurabi Turtle Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth online travel route builder.

You can fly from Albany to Exmouth in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Exmouth is somewhat warmer than Albany - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Denham

— 3 nights
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Shell Beach and Shark Bay. Visiting Perfect Nature Cruises and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Lagoon.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Denham visit planner.

Drive from Exmouth to Denham in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Broome

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre Broome. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, view the masterpieces at Red Dirt Photographic, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Broome using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denham to Broome takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Broome, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Crocosaurus Cove and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Magnetic Termite Mounds, &more) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin. Traveling from Broome in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Darwin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then get a taste of the local shopping with Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Katherine holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Katherine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Katherine. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Yellow Water Cruises and Jim Jim Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Gubara, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore and take pictures at Mirray Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online route planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 4 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 Mossman Gorge Centre will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Cape Tribulation). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agincourt Reef, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.
Visiting Airlie Beach Lagoon and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina & Passage Peak) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Grays Bay). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Carlo Sand Blow. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Elfotography Hervey Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Hervey Bay side-trips: Cooloola Recreation Area (in Great Sandy National Park) and Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Mon Repos Turtle Encounter). There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the waterfront at The Pier.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay travel route builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Airlie Beach in September, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wentworth Falls Lookout will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nan Tien Temple and Australian National Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and visit Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hervey Bay in September, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.