60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly to Hobart, Bus to Coles Bay
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Perth
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Darwin — 5 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and walk around Leanyer Recreation Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin itinerary site.

Dublin, Ireland to Darwin is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 9.5 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip website.

Getting from Darwin to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Darwin in May, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Aquarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Noosa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 4 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Koala Hospital and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. There's lots more to do: hike along Coastal walk, examine the collection at Roto House, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Port Macquarie sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Canberra.
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Canberra — 5 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Burley Griffin and National Museum of Australia. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, get curious at Questacon, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in May, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Freycinet National Park and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours, East Coast Natureworld, &more). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

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Getting from Canberra to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Mount Nelson Lookout. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, take in the views from Tasman Bridge, don't miss a visit to Farm Gate Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Admirals Arch and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and fulfill a lifelong dream with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Albany.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greens Pool and Little Beach. Take a break from Albany with a short trip to Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. June in Albany sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Margaret River.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, relax in the rural setting at Yelverton Protea Farm, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and appreciate the history behind Fish Busselton.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River travel planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Perth.
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Perth — 6 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and WA Shipwrecks Museum. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, The Fremantle Round House, &more). Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, explore the activities along Swan River, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Perth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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