60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Bus to Apollo Bay
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Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
Bus to Geelong Station, Fly 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
— 7 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Darwin
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Katoomba

— 2 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Mountains and The National Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains Biking Adventures. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately Faulconbridge away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout and get great views at Echo Point Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online tour planner.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Sydney

— 7 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiama Blowhole and Nan Tien Temple. And it doesn't end there: hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and head outdoors with Watsons Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:

Hobart

— 4 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.
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart route builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Apollo Bay

— 5 nights
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Split Point Lighthouse and Cape Otway Lightstation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Gibsons Steps (in Port Campbell), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Lorne (Lorne Beach & Erskine Falls). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kennet River Koala Walk and delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Apollo Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

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 Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Get in touch with nature at Raptor Domain and Remarkable Rocks. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Apollo Bay to Kangaroo Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Apollo Bay to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Gap and Natural Bridge and Middleton Beach. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Greens Pool, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albany tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. May in Albany sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Margaret River

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jewel Cave and Hamelin Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yallingup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, cruise along Caves Road, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary app.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Darwin.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 24:

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.
Visiting Crocosaurus Cove and Berry Springs Nature Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Darwin takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Margaret River to Darwin. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Mala Walk and Field of Light. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore and take pictures at Uluru.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

Fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge Centre and Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Port Douglas to be much warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Cairns

— 7 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Barron Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, walk around Paronella Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 14:

Port Macquarie

— 4 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Tacking Point Lighthouse and Roto House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, hike along Coastal walk, and take an exotic tour of Port Macquarie Camel Safari's.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online tour planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.