60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Noosa
— 6 nights
+5
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h 15 min
4
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Margaret River
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 45 min
12
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
13
Broome
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  11 h 15 min
14
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island planner.

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Echo Point Lookout. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Odd Mountain in Katoomba, approximately Katoomba away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Sydney, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Noosa Main Beach and Carlo Sand Blow. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach), Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Mount Coolum) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Noosa sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Montville, Mooloolaba, Carlo Sand Blow
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Catseye Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Hamilton Island Marina, &more), Gloucester Island National Park (in Hydeaway Bay) and Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Airlie Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Bowen, Gloucester Island National Park
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

6
nights
Cairns

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 Trinity Beach and Babinda Boulders. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Babinda Boulders, The Crystal Caves, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan, approximately Diwan away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route planning site.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Litchfield National Park and Territory Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and cool off at Darwin Waterfront.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Darwin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and hike along Jatbula Trail.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Katherine online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Darwin in July, plan for little chillier nights in Katherine, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Katherine in July; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House & Fremantle Markets). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Scitech, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

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Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Ngilgi Cave
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and then stroll through Cable Beach.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Broome online holiday planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Exmouth in July: high temperatures in Broome hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay to see Mait's Rest about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Campbell route maker tool.

Getting from Broome to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Port Campbell is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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