60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 8 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Alice Springs
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 6 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
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
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Port Macquarie
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then hike along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Larmairremener tabelti, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and finally surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Launceston

— 4 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Platypus House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Marion's Vineyard (in Deviot), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston vacation builder website.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay, and learn about winemaking at Freycinet Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hobart

— 8 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 North Hobart. Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bruny Island Honey (in Great Bay), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration (in Adventure Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart online route builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Adelaide

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Peter Lehmann Wines. North Terrace and Adelaide Oval will appeal to history buffs. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Clare (Knappstein Enterprise Winery, Riesling Trail, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder tool.

Drive from Port Campbell to Adelaide in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Esperance

— 2 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. On the 17th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, kick back and relax at Lucky Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, and finally explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Esperance online route planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Esperance in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Appreciate the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Denmark (Dark Side Chocolates & Elephant Rocks). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and stroll through Little Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Margaret River

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Caves Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Ngilgi Cave) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Alice Springs

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, examine the collection at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, take a memorable excursion with Wayoutback Australian Safaris, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Alice Springs in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. March in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours

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 off the beaten path and head to Billy Tea Safaris and Agincourt Reef. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Kuranda (Barron Falls, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Alice Springs in March, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, then get interesting insight from Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour planner.

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Gold Coast

— 6 nights
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.
Head to Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Sundive Byron Bay, Cape Byron Walking Track, &more) and Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Roma Street Parkland, &more). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Norfolk Island

— 2 nights
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 11th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Post office, Burnt Pine Norfolkisland, don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, admire the striking features of Government House, then stroll through Emily Bay, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally take in the views from Bloody Bridge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Norfolk Island day trip planning website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Norfolk Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. When traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for little chillier days in Norfolk Island, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Port Macquarie

— 4 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Roto House and Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery. Visiting Coastal walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). Spend the 16th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

Plan a Port Macquarie trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk Island in April, expect Port Macquarie to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.