60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Brisbane

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Terrigal Beach and Sydney Observatory. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Spas (in Terrigal) and Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary (in Calga). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stop by The Rocks, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fingal Head Lighthouse and Twin Towns Uniting Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Horseback Riding Tours & Belongil Beach). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea World Cruises, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 5 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Off-Road Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carlo Sand Blow and Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum. Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park) and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter (in Bundaberg). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay route maker.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Opal Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at Port Douglas Court House Museum and Ngarru Gallery. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hervey Bay in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Josephine Falls. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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 Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get in touch with nature at Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Field of Light, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 6th (Mon), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, hike along Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in September: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 42°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yellow Water Cruises and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Kids will enjoy Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and hike along Gubara.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation 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 up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Darwin

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crocosaurus Cove and Berry Springs Nature Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, cool off at Wave Lagoon, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Broome

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Gantheaume Point and Broome Historical Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome online day trip planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Broome. Traveling from Darwin in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Broome, with lows around 21°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Margaret River

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Kids will enjoy Legend Charters and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Water wheel (in Augusta) and Cape Naturaliste (Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails & Sugarloaf Rock). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, stroll through Surfers Point, make a trip to Hamelin Bay Jetty, and hike along Redgate Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.