60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 7 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
7
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Launceston
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  10 h
11
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

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Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Canal Rocks. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and cruise along Caves Road.

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Getting from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Bunker Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Gap and Natural Bridge and Greens Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Tree Top Walk and Middleton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Harewood Forest & Elephant Rocks). The adventure continues: stroll through Little Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. When traveling from Albany in January, plan for much hotter days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
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.
Bones and Jones and Ngarru Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Agincourt Reef. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Mission Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay) and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, browse the different shops at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Lennox Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Family-friendly places like Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Museum will thrill your kids. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Merewether Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Nelson Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, & more), Bagnalls Beach Reserve (in Corlette) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, and let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newcastle trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Newcastle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Newcastle sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Williamtown, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Bagnalls Beach Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Featherdale Wildlife Park and Wentworth Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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.
For shopping fun, head to Farm Gate Market or The Wicked Cheese Co.. Take a break from the city and head to Russell Falls and The Neck. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Tahune Forest AirWalk in Geeveston, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls, Tahune Forest AirWalk, The Neck
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Get in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Mole Creek Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Liffey Falls (in Deloraine), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, and admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Liffey Falls, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Launceston to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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