60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ballarat
— 5 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Palm Cove
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Yallingup
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Fremantle
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Spirits. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island visit planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, then explore and take pictures at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and then see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Cornelia Creek Wines.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Echuca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cornelia Creek Wines
Highlights from your plan
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Split Point Lighthouse and Rosalind Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Halls Gap (The Pinnacle & Boroka Lookout), Spas (in Daylesford) and Bendigo (Central Deborah Gold Mine & Bendigo Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip app .

Traveling by car from Echuca to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Ballarat sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bendigo, Halls Gap, Split Point Lighthouse, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and East Coast Natureworld. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Dolphin Sands to see Melshell Oyster Shack about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Ballarat to Coles Bay takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Get some historical perspective at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascade Brewery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., explore and take pictures at The Neck, and savor the flavors at Farm Gate Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Port Arthur Historic Site, The Neck, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House.

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You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nan Tien Temple, Palm Beach, Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Greenmount Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, & more), Byron Bay (Spas & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Barron Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Crystal Caves and Village Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Cove: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove holiday maker tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Palm Cove by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Palm Cove: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Ellis Beach, The Crystal Caves, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Winds and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Field of Light, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Plan my day in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
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. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lucky Bay and Twilight Bay. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach and cruise along Great Ocean Drive.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Esperance to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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 a sense of the local culture at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Relax by the water at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany online vacation planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in January, expect nights in Albany to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yallingup.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

4
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yallingup: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Lake Cave (in Boranup) and Margaret River (Hamelin Bay, Gnarabup Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Bunbury Farmers Market, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and learn about winemaking at Vasse Felix Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yallingup trip website .

You can drive from Albany to Yallingup in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fremantle.

Things to do in Yallingup

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Bunbury Farmers Market, Vasse Felix Winery
Highlights from your plan
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

5
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cottesloe Beach and Rockingham Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and City Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fremantle: Perth (Wine Tours & Tastings & Kings Park and Botanic Garden) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Shipwreck Galleries, make a trip to The Fremantle Round House, and contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fremantle trip planner .

Drive from Yallingup to Fremantle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perth, City Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Rockingham Beach, Scarborough Beach
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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