60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
2
Albany
— 4 nights
3
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
4
Adelaide
— 5 nights
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
6
Ballarat
— 4 nights
7
Launceston
— 5 nights
8
Hobart
— 6 nights
9
Newcastle
— 4 nights
10
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
11
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
12
Cairns
— 5 nights
13
Darwin
— 4 nights

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, &more), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, get interesting insight from Tours, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Harmans Estate Winery and Distillery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River tour itinerary builder website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Margaret River is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Margaret River, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
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 outdoors at Little Beach and Greens Pool. Museum-lovers will appreciate Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Elephant Rocks (in Denmark). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, step aboard Replica of the Brig Amity, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and do a tasting at Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany online trip builder.

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Albany are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Stokes Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
St Peter's Cathedral and St Joseph's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Glenelg Beach and Aldinga Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale), Clare (Sevenhill Cellars & Riesling Trail) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery Clare Valley.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clare, Glenelg Beach, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Granite Island
Highlights from your plan
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Gibsons Steps and London Bridge will get you outdoors. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell route planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Port Campbell in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Port Campbell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest
Highlights from your plan
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore hidden gems such as Lorne Beach and Bendigo Pottery. Get outdoors at The Pinnacle and Erskine Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Daylesford) and Bendigo Art Gallery (in Bendigo). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

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

Drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Bendigo, Spas, The Pinnacle
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bendigo Pottery ©
Bendigo Pottery
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, stroll around City Park, steep yourself in history at Spiky Bridge, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planning app.

Fly from Ballarat to Launceston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Launceston when traveling from Ballarat in March, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, St Columba Waterfall, Spiky Bridge, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

6
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Richmond Gaol and Enchanted Woods. Get some cultural insight at Constitution Dock and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Government Farm (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). There's still lots to do: hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart tour builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Government Farm, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get some historical perspective at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve and Nobbys Head. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scarborough Wine Co and Ernest Hill Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nelson Bay), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Pokolbin (Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard & Peterson House). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and let the kids burn off some steam at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle travel route planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Newcastle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in March, with highs in Newcastle at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Ernest Hill Wines, Terrigal Beach, Tomaree Head
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roto House and Googik heritage Trail. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Newcastle in March, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Byron Walking Track), City Botanic Gardens (in Brisbane) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast holiday planning site.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mission Beach and Atherton Tablelands. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Agincourt Reef & Spas), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in April; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mission Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Photography Tours, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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 Magnetic Termite Mounds and Territory Wildlife Park. You'll explore and learn at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately Batchelor away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Darwin travel planner.

Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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