60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+4
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  8 h 15 min
8
Fremantle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h 15 min
12
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay route builder app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Pyengana Dairy, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Marakoopa Cave), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Platypus House, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Federation Squarefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Bells Beach (in Torquay), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Lorne Beach (in Lorne). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in January, Melbourne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bells Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Spas
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and London Bridge. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip website.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 5th (Wed), do a tasting at Penley Estate, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat and then enjoy the sand and surf at Southend Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Southend Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Southend Beach ©
Southend Beach
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raptor Domain and Remarkable Rocks. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island journey builder website.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

5
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like WA Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Fremantle side-trips: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mandurah (Dolphin Quay & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at City Beach, stroll through South Beach Recreation Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fremantle trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train from Kangaroo Island to Fremantle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perth, Mandurah, City Beach, Rockingham Beach, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Jewel Cave and Hamelin Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Meelup Beach and Ngilgi Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip builder.

Drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Gap and Natural Bridge and Tree Top Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Emu Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Elephant Rocks (in Denmark) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, kick back and relax at Little Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albany driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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 Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Albany in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for little chillier days in Gold Coast, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Billich Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Kiama Blowhole, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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