60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Exmouth
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Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive to Onslow, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Ngilgi Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yallingup Beach and Meelup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, cruise along Caves Road, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River planning website.

Melbourne to Margaret River is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Exmouth

— 4 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Ningaloo Reef. You'll get in some beach time at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the vivid underwater world at Navy Pier Exmouth, and explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point. Explore hidden gems such as Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park and Broome Historical Museum. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Broome itinerary app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Exmouth to Broome in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Exmouth in June, with highs in Broome at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Yellow Water Cruises and Ubirr. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nourlangie Rock and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Visiting Crocosaurus Cove and Territory Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Florence Falls). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Darwin travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. Take a break from the city and head to Mala Walk and Uluru. The adventure continues: stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation app.

Fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in June: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Port Douglas

— 5 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 out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Entomological museum in Diwan--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns

— 6 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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Catseye Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Hamilton Island Marina (in Hamilton Island) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Grays Bay). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest. Take a break from the city and head to Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Fraser Island Day Spa.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island journey tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in July since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Sydney

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, head outdoors with Watsons Bay, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hobart

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail for their historical value. Relax by the water at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Explore hidden gems such as Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.