60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Broome
— 4 nights
Fly to Onslow, Drive to Exmouth
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Yallingup
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Yallingup
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Kangaroo Island
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Sydney

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Watsons Bay and Blue Mountains. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Hawkesbury Regional Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Bondi Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney online sightseeing planner.

Hobart to Sydney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 4 nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get outdoors at Cape Byron Walking Track and Whales In Paradise. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Spas (in Byron Bay) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Cairns

— 7 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Crystal Caves and Spy & Camera Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Horseback Riding Tours). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then get great views at Anzac Hill, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Talapi, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs vacation site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yellow Water Cruises and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gubara.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Step off the beaten path and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Berry Springs Nature Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Wangi Falls). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Broome

— 4 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.
Visiting Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Broome Historical Museum and Red Dirt Photographic. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, take in the exciting artwork at Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Town Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome road trip planning site.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Broome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Yardie Creek, then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Exmouth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yallingup.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Yallingup

— 3 nights
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Cave and Naturaliste Charters. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Yallingup side-trips: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and Head underground at Ngilgi Cave.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yallingup online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Yallingup takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Yallingup

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Visiting Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Anzac Centre and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Prawn Rock Channel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, kick back and relax at Emu Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albany tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Yallingup to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and look for gifts at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online visit planner.

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.