60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Kununurra
— 4 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Broome
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
4
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Kalbarri
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Geraldton
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Fremantle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Dunsborough
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Ravensthorpe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Esperance
— 2 nights
End: Esperance

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then join the crowd at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, and finally make a trip to Parliament House.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online trip maker .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Parliament House ©
Parliament House
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum

4
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Emma Gorge and Ord River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kununurra: Wyndham (Five Rivers Lookout & Marlgu Billabong). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Keep River National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mirima National Park, don't miss a visit to ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hoochery Distillery, and take advantage of the amenities at El Questro Wilderness Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kununurra trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Kununurra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Kununurra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Kununurra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wyndham, Keep River National Park
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Five Rivers Lookout ©
Five Rivers Lookout

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Broome, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Yardie Creek and Cape Range National Park. And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mandu Mandu Gorge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bundegi Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Broome in August; daily highs in Exmouth reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

5
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Kalbarri takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Geraldton and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Geraldton: Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park (in Eneabba), Dongara (Russ Cottage & Irwin Heritage River Trail) and Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground (in Northampton). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Greenough Wildlife Park, take a leisurely stroll along The Esplanade, stroll around Coalseam Conservation Park, and don't miss a visit to The Leaning Trees.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Geraldton online journey planner .

Drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Geraldton are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dongara, Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park, The Leaning Trees, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scitech and Mount Brown Lookout. Go for a jaunt from Perth to York to see York Courthouse Complex about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, browse the collection at State Library of Western Australia, take in the pleasant sights at Lotterywest Federation Walkway, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth visit site .

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

York
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Scitech ©
Scitech
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

5
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Point Peron and Eastern Foreshore Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fremantle: Mandurah War Memorial (in Mandurah), Thrombolites of Lake Clifton (in Yalgorup National Park) and Rockingham (Shoalwater Islands Marine Park & Floating Rock Sphere). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Monument Hill War Memorial, and let little ones run wild at Esplanade Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fremantle online trip itinerary planner .

Fremantle is just a stone's throw from Perth. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockingham, Mandurah, Thrombolites of Lake Clifton, Lane Pool Reserve, Helicopter Tours
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Point Peron ©
Point Peron
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Discover out-of-the-way places like Apple Fun Park and Windance Estate Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunsborough: Barrecas Winery (in Donnybrook) and The Gingerbread House (in Boyanup). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Carpe Diem Vineyards, take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, stroll around Ludlow Tuart Forest National Park, and trek along Meelup Reserve Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dunsborough vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Dunsborough takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Busselton, Donnybrook, Island Brook Estate Winery, Happs Winery and Cellar Door
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Apple Fun Park ©
Apple Fun Park
Carpe Diem Vineyards ©
Carpe Diem Vineyards
Barrecas Winery ©
Barrecas Winery

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beedelup National Park and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Pemberton (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Giants Cave, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest, and take in the exciting artwork at JahRoc Galleries.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River travel route builder website .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Margaret River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Pemberton, Giants Cave, Redgate Wines, Surfers Point
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Beedelup National Park ©
Beedelup National Park
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

4
nights
Denmark

Denmark
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rocks and Walpole-Nornalup Inlet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denmark: Shannon National Park (in Manjimup) and Walpole (Circular Pool, Petrichor Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Valley of the Giants, look for gifts at Dark Side Chocolates, do a tasting at Forest Hill Vineyard, and delve into the lush surroundings at Monkey Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Denmark trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Denmark in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Walpole, Shannon National Park, Valley of the Giants
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Walpole-Nornalup Inlet
Walpole-Nornalup Inlet
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Valley of the Giants ©
Valley of the Giants

5
nights
Albany

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bluff Knoll and Torndirrup National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park) and Porongurup National Park (in Mount Barker). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, explore the striking landscape of Stirling Range National Park, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Convoy Lookout.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Albany travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravensthorpe.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porongurup National Park, Stirling Range National Park, Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Bluff Knoll
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Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour ©
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour
Porongurup National Park ©
Porongurup National Park

1
night
Ravensthorpe

Ravensthorpe ©
Ravensthorpe is a town 541 km south-east of Perth, 40 km inland from the south coast of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get great views at Arthur Drive Scenic Lookout, see the interesting displays at Ravensthorpe Historical Society, then make a trip to Ravensthorpe Silo Art, and finally stop by Yummylicious Candy Shack.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravensthorpe trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Ravensthorpe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Ravensthorpe

Museums Shopping
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Yummylicious Candy Shack ©
Yummylicious Candy Shack
Ravensthorpe Silo Art ©
Ravensthorpe Silo Art

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Step off the beaten path and head to Twilight Bay and Esperance Foreshore. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Lookout, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Esperance Bird and Animal Park, step off the mainland to explore Woody Island, and get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Esperance trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Ravensthorpe to Esperance by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Woody Island ©
Woody Island

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