60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Gantheaume Point. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Broome travel route builder app .

Manchester, UK to Broome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Broome is 8 hours. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Broome: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Emu Point. Relax by the water at Middleton Beach and Little Beach. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Greens Pool about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner .

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Broome in July: highs in Albany hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yallingup Beach and Meelup Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jewel Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Carpe Diem Vineyards, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Sugarloaf Rock, Meelup Beach, Carpe Diem Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Stokes Beach and Admirals Arch will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Raptor Domain. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Mait's Rest and Twelve Apostles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Mariners Lookout in Apollo Bay (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Apollo Bay
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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.
Relax by the water at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Shelly Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday app .

Getting from Port Campbell to Sydney by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bilpin Cider Company, Kiama Blowhole, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Coastal walk will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Take a break from Port Macquarie with a short trip to Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Roto House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Burleigh Head National Park. Get in touch with nature at Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay), Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary) and Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gold Coast, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
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 out of the city life by going to Agincourt Reef and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Visiting Uluru and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Katherine Hot Springs and Helicopter Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Outback Experience. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katherine by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August; daily highs in Katherine reach 38°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. Take a break from the city and head to Kakadu National park and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, don't miss a visit to Ubirr, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planner .

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Point Reserve and Territory Wildlife Park. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park). Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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