61 days in Australia Itinerary

61 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Port Macquarie
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly
7
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Fly
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 8 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Shuttle to Geelong, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 3 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
Fly
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Albany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Bangkok

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Broome — 3 nights

Yawuru Country

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.
On the 15th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gantheaume Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Broome trip itinerary planning app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Broome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Katoomba — 4 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit. Change things up with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, get great views at The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and stroll through Wentworth Falls Lookout.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Katoomba in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Broome, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Katoomba, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coastal walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, see the interesting displays at Roto House, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peregian Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach), Maleny Dairies (in Maleny) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa day trip tool.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately Cape Tribulation away. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker tool.

You can fly from Noosa to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Babinda Boulders and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hamilton Island.
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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:

Hamilton Island — 2 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 4 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Heart Reef. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and stop by Aurealis Creative Jewellery Design.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online tour itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then stroll through Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel 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 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Mount Nelson Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 20th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online route planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Campbell.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 26:

Port Campbell — 3 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 27th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Keep things going the next day: trek along Great Ocean Walk, stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and then take some stellar pictures from Thunder Cave.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell holiday builder app.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Raptor Domain. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Remarkable Rocks, see majestic marine mammals with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, look for gifts at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Albany.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Albany — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Beach and Greens Pool. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to The Toffee Factory (in Denmark) and Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 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. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Cave and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). Dedicate the 11th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Gnarabup Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, explore and take pictures at Busselton Jetty, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Margaret River sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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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