60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
8
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Albany
— 3 nights
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
12
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
13
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Get a sense of the local culture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin attractions planning site .

Manchester, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect nights in Darwin to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Get outdoors at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, get great views at Anzac Hill, and look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs road trip planning app .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Darwin in June: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 23°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Uluru. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru Hiking Path. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, get great views at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Daintree National Park. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 26th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Roto House and Macley River Historical Museum. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Coastal walk will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks, Trial Bay Gaol, & more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Port Macquarie in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Macley River Historical Museum
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Wentworth Falls) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, Head underground at Jenolan Caves, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Nan Tien Temple, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Hobart

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Let the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Richmond Gaol capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 14th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, St John the Baptist Chuch, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lorne Beach and Mait's Rest. Get outdoors at Great Ocean Walk and Loch Ard Gorge. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell day trip planning site .

Getting from Hobart to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Lorne Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stokes Beach and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Get some cultural insight at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Blush Retail Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Middleton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albany online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Albany are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
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 get in some beach time at Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Vasse Felix Winery. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, explore the striking landscape at Sugarloaf Rock, and stroll through Meelup Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary website .

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 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Dunsborough, Vasse Felix Winery
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yardie Creek and Ningaloo Reef. We've included these beaches for you: Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Shothole Canyon, and kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Exmouth online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Broome

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Broome Historical Museum and Japanese Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cable Beach. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Broome online road trip planner .

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Exmouth in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Broome: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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