60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Arkaroola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hawker
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Nullarbor
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h
8
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
9
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Perth
— 7 nights
11
Geraldton
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Batchelor
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
16
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout & Pulpit Rock Lookout). Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, North Head Sanctuary, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Get some historical perspective at Day Dream Mine and Broken Hill Trades Hall. Take a break from the city and head to The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and Living Desert State Park. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Mutawintji National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of the Outback.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Broken Hill journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Broken Hill, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arkaroola.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Day Dream Mine
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Mutawintji National Park ©
Mutawintji National Park
Broken Hill Trades Hall ©
Broken Hill Trades Hall

1
night
Arkaroola

Arkaroola ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arkaroola journey maker site .

You can drive from Broken Hill to Arkaroola in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Broken Hill in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Arkaroola, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Arkaroola

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary ©
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

1
night
Hawker

Hawker
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Ranges National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hawker trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Arkaroola to Hawker takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature
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6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Gorge Wildlife Park. Kids will enjoy Port Noarlunga Reef and Onkaparinga River National Park. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Softfoot (in Victor Harbor). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, stroll through Carrickalinga Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Gum Tree Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hawker to Adelaide. In April, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marion, Port Noarlunga, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy online day trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in April: highs in Coober Pedy hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nullarbor.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

1
day
Nullarbor

Nullarbor ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nullarbor National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nullarbor trip site .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Nullarbor by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Nullarbor

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Nullarbor National Park ©
Nullarbor National Park

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thistle Cove and Salmon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Le Grand National Park and Ten Mile Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach, and view the masterpieces at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Esperance travel planning website .

Drive from Nullarbor to Esperance in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Esperance are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

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.
Get outdoors at Manea Park and Boranup Karri Forest. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Wyalup-Rocky Point (in Bunbury), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Busselton) and Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails). Spend the 29th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, contemplate the long history of Hamelin Bay Jetty, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Margaret River takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Bunbury, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Naturaliste Reptile Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:
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Manea Park ©
Manea Park
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visit Fremantle Prison and St. George's Cathedral for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon) and Zanthorrea Nursery (in Maida Vale). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Gooseberry Hill National Park, and explore the activities along Lake Claremont.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth trip builder website .

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Perth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Claremont, Yokine Reserve, Matilda Bay Reserve, Caversham Wildlife Park, Zanthorrea Nursery
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

5
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and Greenough Museum & Gardens. Visit Back Beach and Town Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Geraldton's surroundings by going to Kalbarri (Blue Holes, Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, & more) and Port Denison (South Beach & Granny's Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Coalseam Conservation Park, learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, kick back and relax at Pot Alley Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Geraldton travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Geraldton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalbarri, Port Denison, Pot Alley Beach, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, Greenough Museum & Gardens
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
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Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Attractions like Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Geraldton in May, expect Broome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
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Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Batchelor online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Batchelor. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Broome in May since evenings lows in Batchelor dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park

5
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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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Crocosaurus Cove and Territory Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, cool off at Big Buoy Water Park, examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip site .

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Darwin takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and then explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katherine, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

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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.
Get outdoors at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katherine in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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