60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 30 min
6
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Darwin
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
14
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Hobart

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Neck and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Port Arthur (Safety Cove Beach & Remarkable Cave). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning site.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, The Neck
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
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Food Tours
The Neck ©
The Neck
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay journey planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around City Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip planning website.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, get great views at Govetts Leap, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in February, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Sublime Point Lookout, Govetts Leap, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coastal walk and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope) and South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along Googik heritage Trail, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and examine the collection at Roto House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in March: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves (in Tamborine Mountain), Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 11:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Airlie Beach

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 Catseye Beach and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach online day trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Catseye Beach
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

8
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muddy's Playground and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary maker site.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Babinda Boulders, Paronella Park, Palm Cove Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 22:
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Helicopter Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip app.

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Litchfield National Park and Darwin Waterfront. Change things up with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Darwin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Darwin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Broome. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

3
nights
Albany

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 Greens Pool and Little Beach. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Elephant Rocks in Denmark, approximately Denmark away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Albany Waterfront Marina, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

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Getting from Broome to Albany by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Broome in April, expect Albany to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Cave and Ngilgi Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, cruise along Caves Road, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online road trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Ngilgi Cave, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Chase National Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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