60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
7
Canberra
— 4 nights
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
10
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
11
Melbourne
— 3 nights
12
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
13
Albany
— 3 nights
14
Margaret River
— 12 nights

4
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Muddy's Playground. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 29th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Agincourt Reef, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Gold Coast reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane. Explore hidden gems such as Suncorp Stadium and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Barnabas Chapel and Norfolk Island Cemetery. Shop till you drop at Gallery Guava and Norfolk Bath & Body. There's much more to do: stroll through Emily Bay, steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village, kick back and relax at Point Ross, and get great views at Queen Elizabeth Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Norfolk Island trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Norfolk Island Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect nights in Norfolk Island to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tacking Point Lighthouse and German Monument. Visit Elizabeth Beach and Pilot Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Kendall Craft Co-operative (in Kendall), South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol) and Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Coastal walk, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie. When traveling from Norfolk Island in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Kendall Craft Co-operative, Elizabeth Beach, Pilot Beach, Whitewashed Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Jenolan Caves to see Jenolan Caves about 2h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Mugga-Mugga Cottage and St John the Baptist Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Australia and Royal Australian Mint. Go for a jaunt from Canberra to Bredbo to see Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, look for gifts at Scott Leggo Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra road trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur). On the 24th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Rosny Farm, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder tool.

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Rosny Farm, Opossum Bay Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kings Fine Art Gallery and Waubs Bay Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Kilda Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 52,000 Castle Lights. Shop till you drop at Drift On Bliss and Shep's Studio. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
Albany

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Relax by the water at Greens Pool and Anvil Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). There's lots more to do: stroll through Little Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, enjoy the sand and surf at Parry Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Albany day trip planning website.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany is minus 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Albany can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

12
nights
Margaret River

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.
Head to Gabriel Chocolate and Boranup Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, &more), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Gloucester Tree, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, and contemplate the long history of Hamelin Bay Jetty.

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

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Pemberton, Augusta, Cowaramup, Harvey
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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