60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Bus to Warrnambool, Train to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Learmonth
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive to Learmonth Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magnetic Termite Mounds and Darwin Aviation Museum. Visiting Territory Wildlife Park and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Wangi Falls) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Lameroo Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Paris to Darwin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Edith Falls and Helicopter Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Katherine Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and trot along with Katherine Outback Experience.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katherine journey planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Katherine, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

2
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Alice Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in September: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

4
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Get outdoors at Opal Reef and Mossman Gorge Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Daintree Station (in Whyanbeel) and Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

7
nights
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.
Visiting Birdworld Kuranda and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get interesting insight from Skypark by AJ Hackett Cairns, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Airlie Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicentennial Walkway and Turtle Tours. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

5
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get outdoors at Esplanade and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hervey Bay, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Killen Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Visit Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, &more) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Whales In Paradise, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip maker.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

5
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Kelly Hill Caves. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Great Ocean Walk and Gibsons Steps. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Little Aire Falls (in Beech Forest) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Grotto, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broome Historical Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, take some stellar pictures from The Roebuck Bay Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Broome Factory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Broome driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Broome in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. October in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canal Rocks and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Visiting Naturaliste Charters and Lake Cave will get you outdoors. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Caves Road, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River vacation website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 28th (Thu), head off-road at Coral Coast Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the top attractions with Coastal Adventure Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coral Bay holiday maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coral Bay in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.