60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Exmouth
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Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive to Onslow, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Margaret River

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Ngilgi Cave and Yallingup Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, Head underground at Lake Cave, and explore and take pictures at Caves Road.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River planning website.

Melbourne to Margaret River is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Exmouth

— 4 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Explore hidden gems such as Turquoise Bay and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navy Pier Exmouth.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Broome visit planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in June; daily highs in Broome reach 35°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Yellow Water Cruises and Ubirr. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nourlangie Rock and Mirray Lookout. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, stroll through Mamukala Billabong, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Magnetic Termite Mounds will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mala Walk. Take a break from the city and head to Kuniya Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation app.

Fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in June: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Entomological museum in Diwan--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Airlie Beach

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari and Horseshoe Bay. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina & Catseye Beach) and Grays Bay (in Bowen). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Central Station Rainforest.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Sydney

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Blue Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Watsons Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

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.
Visit Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Relax by the water at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Raptor Domain. There's much more to do: get outside with Remarkable Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip 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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.