60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Bus:  9 h 15 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  10 h 45 min
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
12
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path 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 much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip website.

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Kangaroo Island to Coles Bay takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, make a trip to The Grotto, and take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and train from Coles Bay to Port Campbell in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Childer's Cove, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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 Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Jewel Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cable Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Broome holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Mamukala Wetlands. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, and trek along Yurmikmik Walks.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

5
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Crocosaurus Cove and Litchfield National Park. RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Myall Beach) and Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Darwin in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Head National Park. Visiting Burleigh Heads Beach and Tropical Fruit World will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (Roma Street Parkland & Museum of Brisbane) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planning site.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Coastal walk. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Roto House, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie holiday builder.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

7
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.
Get outdoors at Blue Mountains and Bondi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, don't miss a visit to Wollongong Head Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning website.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Kiama Blowhole, Blue Mountains
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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