60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 8 nights
3
Beerwah
— 3 nights
4
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
5
Sydney
— 9 nights
6
Melbourne
— 8 nights
7
Ballarat
— 3 nights
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
9
Adelaide
— 7 nights
10
Alice Springs
— 1 night
11
Perth
— 6 nights

2
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 Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin vacation planner.

Semarang, Indonesia to Darwin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Semarang to Darwin. In January, daytime highs in Darwin are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

8
nights
Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, &more), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Plan a Cairns trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beerwah.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. Explore Beerwah's surroundings by going to Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth), Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, explore the galleries of Montville Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beerwah online day trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Beerwah by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in January: high temperatures in Beerwah hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Montville, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

7
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea World Theme Park as well as Warner Bros. Movie World. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

You can drive from Beerwah to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House as well as Sydney Harbour Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blackheath, The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Spas (in Daylesford) and Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum (in Chewton). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat day trip website.

Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Ballarat, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Spas, Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Ballarat to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

7
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Primo Estate, and catch a live event at Adelaide Oval.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide journey maker website.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Carrickalinga Beach, Langmeil Winery, Horseshoe Bay, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs sightseeing planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in February; daily highs in Alice Springs reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

6
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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, find something for the whole family at Adventure World, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in February, with highs in Perth at °C and lows at °C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison, Kent Street Weir, Adventure World
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Wine Tours & Tastings

Similar Plans

29 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Victoria, Yarra Valley & Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in New South Wales BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 2 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 37 days in Canada, Mexico, South America, South Pacific & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans