60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 5 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
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Margaret River

— 5 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.
Visit Hamelin Bay and Yallingup Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). On the 5th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, do a tasting at Amelia Park Wines, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan trip to Margaret River with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Manila, Philippines to Margaret River is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Albany

— 5 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Tree Top Walk and Emu Point. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Greens Pool about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albany travel planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Kangaroo Island on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Devils @ Cradle and then get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through East Coast Natureworld, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Hobart

— 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to The Neck in Bruny Island, about 1h 25 min away. On the 27th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, take a stroll through North Hobart, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 27:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Echo Point Lookout) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Watsons Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney vacation builder site.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

Port Macquarie

— 3 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Escape the urban bustle at Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Coastal walk and Trial Bay Gaol. Change things up with a short trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in South West Rocks (about 1h 15 min away). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse and examine the collection at Roto House.

Find out how to plan Port Macquarie trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Gold Coast

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and Gallery of Modern Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Roma Street Parkland (in Brisbane) and Good Vibes Pilates & Yoga (in Tweed Heads). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Burleigh Head National Park. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online route planner.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gold Coast, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Lake Birrabeen.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Cairns

— 6 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Barron Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns journey site.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation to see Horseback Riding Tours about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online attractions planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.