60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Coral Bay
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magnetic Termite Mounds and Darwin Aviation Museum. Visiting Territory Wildlife Park and Wangi Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Parliament House, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin day trip planning app.

Paris, France to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Paris to Darwin. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

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Florence Falls
4.8
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Wangi Falls
4.7

3
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Edith Falls and Helicopter Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katherine journey planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Katherine, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Edith Falls
4.6

2
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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

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 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alice Springs using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in September: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Get outdoors at Opal Reef and Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Daintree Station (in Whyanbeel). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Alice Springs to Port Douglas by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Opal Reef
4.7

7
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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.
Visiting Birdworld Kuranda and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get interesting insight from AJ Hackett Cairns, and experience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:
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Must see
Birdworld Kuranda
4.3

3
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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicentennial Walkway and Helicopter Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Turtle Tours, look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip tool.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Horseshoe Bay
4.7

5
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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get outdoors at Esplanade and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hervey Bay, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Esplanade
4.7
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.2
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.9

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Killen Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Belongil Beach
4.6
Hiking Trail
Cape Byron Walking Track
4.8

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.
Visit Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Whales In Paradise, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
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Must see
Kirra Beach
4.8
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Natural Bridge
4.7

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, see Off-Road Tours, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island vacation builder tool.

Fly from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Great Ocean Walk and Loch Ard Gorge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Little Aire Falls (in Beech Forest) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Must see
Great Ocean Walk
4.8
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Forest
Mait's Rest
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Gibsons Steps
4.6

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broome Historical Museum and The Roebuck Bay Lookout. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, stroll through Cable Beach, don't miss a visit to Broome Factory, and admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broome journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Broome in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Broome is minus 2 hours. October in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canal Rocks and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Visiting Naturaliste Charters and Lake Cave will get you outdoors. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Caves Road, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River vacation website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

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Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Must see
Canal Rocks
4.8
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Cave
Lake Cave
4.7

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 28th (Thu), get outside with Aqua Rush, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see Coastal Adventure Tours. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coral Bay trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coral Bay in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Off-Road Tour
Coastal Adventure Tours
4.8
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

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