60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Fly to Perth, Train to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Bus to Albany
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Fly to Hobart, Bus to No.1 Victoria St
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 6 nights
+2
Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Cairns

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 Atherton Tablelands and Millaa Millaa Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Babinda Boulders and Josephine Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, whizz through the canopy at AJ Hackett Cairns, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Crystal Cascades ©
Must see
Crystal Cascades
4.6
Babinda Boulders ©
Must see
Babinda Boulders
4.7

3
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Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Horses in Port. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Mossman Gorge Centre
4.3
Horses in Port ©
Outdoor Activity
Horses in Port
4.0

5
nights
Darwin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Territory Wildlife Park and Speed Boats Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Offroad Dreaming and Parliament House. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Offroad Dreaming ©
Off-Road Tour
Offroad Dreaming
4.8

2
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Broome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Beach
Cable Beach
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Visit Emu Point and Greens Pool for some beach relaxation. Step out of Albany to go to Walpole and see Tree Top Walk, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and step aboard Replica of the Brig Amity.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany online trip planner.

Getting from Broome to Albany by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Broome in October, with highs in Albany at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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Highlights from your trip
Little Beach
Must see
Little Beach
4.9
Greens Pool ©
Beach
Greens Pool
4.9

5
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Water wheel and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Canal Rocks and Meelup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Margaret River using our trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Canal Rocks ©
Must see
Canal Rocks
4.8
Meelup Beach ©
Must see
Meelup Beach
5.0
Yallingup Beach ©
Must see
Yallingup Beach
4.8

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Island National Park and Freycinet National Park. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see All4Adventure, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation app.

Getting from Margaret River to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Coles Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Hobart

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.
Visiting Russell Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). On the 5th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Russell Falls ©
Must see
Russell Falls
4.7
Richmond Gaol ©
Architectural Building
Richmond Gaol
4.5
Okines Beach ©
Beach
Okines Beach
4.0

4
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and Loch Ard Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gibsons Steps and The Grotto. Change things up with a short trip to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with 12 Apostles Helicopters, explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles, and take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell travel site.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Gibsons Steps ©
Must see
Gibsons Steps
4.6
Great Ocean Walk ©
Must see
Great Ocean Walk
4.8

5
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari and Flinders Chase National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Must see
Kelly Hill Caves
4.5
Admirals Arch ©
Must see
Admirals Arch
4.9

3
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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trial Bay Gaol and Breakwall Waking Path. Get in touch with nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Pebbly Beach. When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises in Forster, approximately Forster away. There's lots more to do: hike along Coastal walk, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie road trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In November in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Visiting Dundowran Beach and Esplanade will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Hinkler Hall of Aviation & Bundaberg Rum Distillery) and St Paul's Church and Bell Tower (in Maryborough). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at The Pier, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay day trip planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Hervey Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hervey Bay, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.9
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.2
Esplanade ©
Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7

6
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Robina Town Centre. Visiting Natural Bridge and Burleigh Heads Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art, Roma Street Parkland, &more), Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Spas) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, get some thrills out on the water with Jet Ski Safaris, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, you will find days in Gold Coast are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Natural Bridge ©
National Park
Natural Bridge
4.7

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