60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Campbell
— 2 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
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 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, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Coles Bay
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Otway Lightstation, take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gibsons Steps, stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell online itinerary maker.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip planning app.

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 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Albany.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Albany — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and The Gap and Natural Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Greens Pool and Emu Point. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, stroll through Middleton Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albany online road trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. March in Albany sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Margaret River — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, &more). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mala Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Uluru Astro Tour and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Mossman Gorge Centre. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas route maker app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Fraser Island — 3 nights

Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Maheno Ship Wreck.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Byron Bay Dive Centre (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip site.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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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 Coastal walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Roto House. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & The Giant Stairway), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Elysian Rock Lookout (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Watsons Bay, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Blinky Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Settlement Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island attractions site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Hobart — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Tasmanian Devil Unzoo in Taranna, approximately Taranna away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and stop by North Hobart.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hobart, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Hobart takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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 26th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay route planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hike along Lake Lilla Track and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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