60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Esperance
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Eucla
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Ceduna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Bundaberg
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
11
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
12
Airlie Beach
— 8 nights
Drive:  8​h
13
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
14
Mount Surprise
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
15
Burketown
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
16
Katherine
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
17
Darwin
— 2 nights
End: Darwin

5
nights
Eucla

Eucla ©
Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11km west of the South Australian border. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nullarbor National Park and Eucla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Nullarbor Links, don't miss a visit to Bunda Cliffs, and contemplate the long history of Eucla Jetty.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eucla trip planning site .

Esperance to Eucla is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toCeduna.

Things to do in Eucla

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nullarbor National Park, Nullarbor Links
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Nullarbor National Park ©
Nullarbor National Park
Old Telegraph Station ©
Old Telegraph Station
Bunda Cliffs ©
Bunda Cliffs

1
night
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty, explore the world behind art at Arts Ceduna, and then trek along Goog's Track.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ceduna journey planner .

You can drive from Eucla to Ceduna in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sleaford Bay and Fishery Bay. When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, make a trip to The Old Mill, look for gifts at Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Lincoln trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Ceduna to Port Lincoln in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Mill Cottage Museum ©
Mill Cottage Museum

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Skydiving. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Adelaide, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Skydiving
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre and Pro Hart Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Broken Hill to Silverton to see Mundi Mundi Lookout about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of the Outback, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air, and immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Broken Hill in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mundi Mundi Lookout
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Whites Minerals and Mining Museum ©
Whites Minerals and Mining Museum
Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Mundi Mundi Lookout ©
Mundi Mundi Lookout

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Degraves Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner .

Fly from Broken Hill to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Broken Hill in June, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and ANZAC Parade Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Tumut River (in Tumut) and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, have some family-friendly fun at Axxe, and get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

Planning Canberra trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tumut River
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Govetts Leap and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Bilpin Cider Company, Govetts Leap, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Distillery Tours and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at D'Aguilar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Breakout Brisbane, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Nature
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D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park
Distillery Tours

2
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): experience rural life at Tinaberries, then get great views at Hummock Lookout, and then explore the striking landscape of Burrum Coast National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Woodgate Beach, get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial, and then get lost in a book at Bundaberg Regional Libraries.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg trip app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Bundaberg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Palace Backpackers Memorial
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Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Tinaberries ©
Tinaberries
Hummock Lookout ©
Hummock Lookout

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, then appreciate the history behind Rod Laver, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Rockhampton sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

8
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Passage Peak and Catseye Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Bowen (Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, & more), Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough) and Hamilton Island (Wild life Hamilton Island, Jetryder, & more). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, go for a stroll along the water at Coral Sea Marina, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Rockhampton in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Bowen, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Daydream Island Living Reef
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Flagstaff Hill Lookout (in Port Douglas) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip app .

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. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Surprise.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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nights
Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise
Mount Surprise is a town and locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Mount Surprise Gems - The Gem Den.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Surprise trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Mount Surprise by car takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Burketown.

Things to do in Mount Surprise

Outdoors
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Burketown

Burketown
Burketown is an isolated town and locality in the far north-western Shire of Burke, Queensland, Australia. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Burketown trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Burketown in 17.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Katherine.
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, examine the collection at Katherine Museum, then browse the exhibits of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katherine online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Burketown to Katherine takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums Shopping Parks
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Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ©
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Parliament House, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, don't miss a visit to Nightcliff Jetty, then bet on your favorite at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, Darwin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Parliament House ©
Parliament House

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