60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
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Coral Bay
— 3 nights
Drive to Onslow, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Kununurra
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 4 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 8 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie

— 5 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roto House and Breakwall Waking Path. Change things up with a short trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in South West Rocks (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 10th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, hike along Googik heritage Trail, explore the activities along Little Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel planner.

New York City, USA to Port Macquarie is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Port Macquarie, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Raptor Domain and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island visit site.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Kangaroo Island takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Alice Springs

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wayoutback Australian Safaris and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Explore hidden gems such as The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Corroboree Rock Conservation Area. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and see the interesting displays at The Residency.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs travel route planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. June in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Margaret River

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Naturaliste Charters and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ngilgi Cave and Mammoth Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Canal Rocks (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more). On the 22nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Albany

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Elephant Rocks. Visiting Middleton Beach and Little Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Denmark RIverfront Gallery & Greens Pool) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the masterpieces at Vancouver Arts Centre, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Albany sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Exmouth

— 2 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the activities along Yardie Creek. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Shothole Canyon, then explore the galleries of The Ningaloo Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Jurabi Turtle Centre.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Exmouth journey maker tool.

You can fly from Albany to Exmouth in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in June: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Coral Bay

— 3 nights
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coral Bay online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Broome.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park and Dragon Tree Soak Nature Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Broome Historical Museum and Gantheaume Point. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get great views at The Roebuck Bay Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Broome Factory.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Coral Bay to Broome takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Kununurra

— 2 nights
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge and then look for gifts at Zebra Rock Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kununurra trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Kununurra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Kununurra

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Katherine

— 4 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Edith Falls and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Step off the beaten path and head to Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Explore Katherine's surroundings by going to Mataranka (Botanic Walk, Bitter Springs, &more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air, and identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katherine day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kununurra to Katherine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kununurra to Katherine is 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Darwin

— 5 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 Berry Springs Nature Park and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Museum-lovers will get to explore Darwin Aviation Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, kick back and relax at Lameroo Beach, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Darwin online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in July, Darwin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 8 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Billy Tea Safaris and Babinda Boulders. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra). Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Spas. Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Mount Lewis National Park in Julatten, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, relax in the rural setting at Australian Muster Experience, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market 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 July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 5 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Daintree Entomological museum has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall and explore the activities along Bloomfield River.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.