60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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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
Drive
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mala Walk. Visiting Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Get outdoors at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Wayoutback Australian Safaris. Do your shopping at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

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

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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.
Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Jewel Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). On the 21st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip 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. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Get some cultural insight at 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. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany online route maker.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Albany sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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. Take a break from the city and head to Turquoise Bay and Yardie Creek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ningaloo Reef and Safaris. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurabi Turtle Centre, and see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Albany to Exmouth in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Albany, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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 out of the city life by going to Shell Beach and Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. You'll get in some beach time at Shark Bay and Little Lagoon. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Perfect Nature Cruises, see Off-Road Tours, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park Aquarium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denham day trip 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 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Courthouse Collection and Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery. Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre Broome are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Broome day trip site.

Fly from Denham to Broome in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crocosaurus Cove and Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Magnetic Termite Mounds, &more). Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin route planning website.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Katherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Katherine, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yellow Water Cruises and Mamukala Billabong. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, stroll through Mamukala Wetlands, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planner.

Drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge Centre and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Horseback Riding Tours). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Opal Reef, take in the waterfront activity at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Trinity Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Airlie Beach Lagoon and Catseye Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Whitsunday Crocodile Safari and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina & Passage Peak) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Grays Bay). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach visit planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Elfotography Hervey Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Cooloola Recreation Area (in Great Sandy National Park), Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Mon Repos Turtle Encounter) and Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay online itinerary planner.

You can 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. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, Hervey Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Nan Tien Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip site.

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 November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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.