60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary builder

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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Margaret River

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gnarabup Beach and Canal Rocks. Family-friendly places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Sunflowers Animal Farm will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, admire the natural beauty at Margaret River Organic Garden, cruise along Caves Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River day trip planner.

Perth to Margaret River is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Albany

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and Little Beach. Attractions like Elephant Rocks and Emu Point make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's lots more to do: get outside with Remarkable Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Melbourne

— 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Healesville Sanctuary and Southbank make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and St. Kilda Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hobart

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Food Tours and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Bring the kids along to Freycinet National Park and Bicheno Blowhole. Step off the beaten path and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney

— 7 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi to Coogee Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountains and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Echo Point Lookout about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, visit The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Sydney in 8 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coolangatta Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Kids will enjoy Burleigh Head National Park and Roma Street Parkland. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Noosa

— 4 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Family-friendly places like Peregian Beach and Noosa National Park will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Thrill Hill Waterslide (in Woombye) and Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, stop by Peticular, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, and relax and rejuvenate at The Heart of Beauty.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Helicopter Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Spas. Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Hamilton Island Marina in Hamilton Island--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Opal Reef. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Helicopter Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.