60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Campbell
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Albany
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
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Hobart
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Coles Bay
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Otway Lightstation, take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally make a trip to The Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell online vacation planner.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

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 Seal Bay Conservation Park and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari. Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Little Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albany road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Albany sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 6 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Caves Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, &more). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Lake Cave, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
On the 18th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 nights

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 Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, trot along with a tour on horseback, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 4 nights

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

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Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in March, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 5 nights

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 Kurrawa Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Byron Walking Track and Natural Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Good Vibes Pilates (in Tweed Heads) and Byron Bay Dive Centre (in Byron Bay). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step out of the city life by going to Koala Hospital and Coastal walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Roto House, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip maker app.

Fly from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

The Harbour City

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 Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and The Three Sisters. Visiting Watsons Bay and Wentworth Falls Lookout will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to The Giant Stairway in Katoomba, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and visit Darling Harbour.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagoon Beach and Blinky Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, stroll through Old Settlement Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Maria Island National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay), Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Hobart takes 7 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Hobart, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip site.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 28th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On the next day, head outdoors with Cradle Mountain Canyons, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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