60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Margaret River
— 6 nights
2
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
3
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
4
Canberra
— 5 nights
5
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
6
Noosa
— 5 nights
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
10
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
11
Katherine
— 3 nights
12
Darwin
— 5 nights
13
Broome
— 4 nights
14
Exmouth
— 3 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, &more) and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, take in the waterfront at Ellis St Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planning app.

Perth to Margaret River is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Sugarloaf Rock, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 6:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Lorne (Erskine Falls & Teddy's Lookout), Manifold Clock Tower (in Camperdown) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Margaret River to Port Campbell in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Manifold Clock Tower, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island tour website.

Getting from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Portrait Gallery and Old Parliament House. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, and ponder the world of politics at National Library of Australia.

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Fly from Kangaroo Island to Canberra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi 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 September, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Australian National Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore hidden gems such as Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Bundaberg Rum Distillery (in Bundaberg) and Figtree Treasures (in Childers). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at The Pier, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hervey Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in September: high temperatures in Hervey Bay hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Maryborough, Bundaberg, Figtree Treasures
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
The Pier ©
The Pier

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Carlo Sand Blow and Noosa River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Searys Creek (in Rainbow Beach) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Rainbow Beach, Mount Coolum, The Original Eumundi Markets, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bicentennial Walkway and Passage Peak. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Hamilton Island Marina in Hamilton Island, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Noosa to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway
Helicopter Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Monica's Cathedral and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary), Australian Sugar Industry Museum (in Mourilyan) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Australian Sugar Industry Museum, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at John McDouall Stuart, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thentake some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and Edith Falls. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with Katherine Outback Experience, play a few rounds at Katherine Country Club, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Katherine trip maker tool.

Getting from Alice Springs to Katherine by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, things will get a bit warmer in Katherine: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, approximately Berry Springs away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, contemplate the long history of Star Village, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Katherine in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the exhibits of Short St Gallery, explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Broome vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Broome. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauritius Beach, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and finally view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, thentake in the waterfront activity at Marina Quays Exmouth, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Exmouth travel planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Exmouth, with lows around °C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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