60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  9 h 15 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + 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
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
9
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Cairns
— 7 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
12
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Bus + 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Admirals Arch. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel tool.

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 train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay holiday app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Coles Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off 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. Visiting Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gibsons Steps and identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell holiday builder.

You can do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Coles Bay to Port Campbell in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Winds and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's much more to do: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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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.
Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore hidden gems such as Jewel Cave and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave and stroll through Hamelin Bay.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point. Step out of the city life by going to Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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. Explore hidden gems such as Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Get some cultural insight at Nourlangie Rock and Maguk Gorge. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive 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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crocosaurus Cove and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in November, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more) and Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Palm Cove Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, The Crystal Caves
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Byron Walking Track and Kurrawa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (Roma Street Parkland & Museum of Brisbane). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time 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

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Step off the beaten path and head to Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Roto House, trek along Coastal walk, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Macquarie trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 22°C at night. 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
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.
Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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