60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights

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Cairns

Cairns ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and Crystal Cascades. Take a break from the city and head to Babinda Boulders and Millaa Millaa Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, whizz through the canopy at AJ Hackett Cairns, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Must see
Crystal Cascades
4.6
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Must see
Babinda Boulders
4.7

3
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Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Horses in Port. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip site.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Mossman Gorge Centre
4.3
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Outdoor Activity
Horses in Port
4.0

5
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Darwin

Darwin ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Territory Wildlife Park and Speed Boats Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Offroad Dreaming and Parliament House. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Off-Road Tour
Offroad Dreaming
4.8

2
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Broome

Broome ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Beach
Cable Beach
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Visit Emu Point and Greens Pool for some beach relaxation. Step out of Albany to go to Walpole and see Tree Top Walk, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and step aboard Replica of the Brig Amity.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany online trip planner.

Getting from Broome to Albany by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Broome in October, with highs in Albany at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Little Beach
4.9
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Beach
Greens Pool
4.9

5
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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 some historical perspective at Water wheel and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Canal Rocks and Yallingup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Margaret River using our trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Canal Rocks
4.8
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Must see
Meelup Beach
5.0
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Must see
Yallingup Beach
4.8

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Island National Park and Freycinet National Park. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and All4Adventure. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning site.

Getting from Margaret River to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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6
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Hobart

Hobart ©

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.
Visiting Russell Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 5th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Russell Falls
4.7
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Architectural Building
Richmond Gaol
4.5
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Beach
Okines Beach
4.0

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gibsons Steps and The Grotto. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell vacation builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
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Must see
Gibsons Steps
4.6
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Great Ocean Walk
4.8

5
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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari. Visiting Kelly Hill Caves and Seal Bay Conservation Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, hike along Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Must see
Kelly Hill Caves
4.5
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Must see
Admirals Arch
4.9

3
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trial Bay Gaol and Pebbly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Koala Hospital. When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises in Forster, approximately Forster away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and trek along Coastal walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie road trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In November in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and The Pier. Visiting Dundowran Beach and Esplanade will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Hinkler Hall of Aviation & Bundaberg Rum Distillery) and St Paul's Church and Bell Tower (in Maryborough). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hervey Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in November: highs in Hervey Bay hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.9
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.2
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Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7

6
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Visiting Natural Bridge and Jet Ski Safaris will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Spas), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art, Roma Street Parkland, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, you will find days in Gold Coast are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
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National Park
Natural Bridge
4.7

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