60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Onslow, Drive to Exmouth
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 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
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, you will find days in Exmouth are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Margaret River

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Visiting Ngilgi Cave and Yallingup Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Canal Rocks (in Yallingup) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Broome

— 3 nights

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 off the beaten path and head to Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Broome Town Beach and Reddell Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Darwin

— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Broome in June, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yellow Water Cruises and Mamukala Billabong. Step out of the city life by going to Ubirr and Mirray Lookout. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, trek along Gubara, and get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route builder.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Hobart

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to The Neck in Bruny Island (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Port Campbell

— 3 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Kangaroo Island

— 4 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 Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, see Off-Road Tours, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Sydney

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Katoomba Cascades) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning site.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and 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. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

Fraser Island

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Visiting Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Fraser Island Day Spa will get you outdoors.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online attractions planner.

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Mooloolaba

— 3 nights
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Beach and Mount Coolum. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kondalilla Falls. Take a break from Mooloolaba with a short trip to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, and identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba day trip planning site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In July in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

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 discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Port Douglas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mooloolaba in July, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Cairns

— 5 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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Birdworld Kuranda will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Trinity Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.