60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

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:  5​h 45​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  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
+2
Fly + foot + train:  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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tahune Forest AirWalk will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart driving holiday planner .

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 a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Kingston Beach, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds 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. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online journey planner .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. 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, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Pyengana Dairy, 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Design Inn. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe), Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Marakoopa Cave) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, St Columba Waterfall, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
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 Federation Square and Melbourne Centralfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Lorne Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden (in Marysville), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Getting from Launceston to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Spas, St. Kilda Beach, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve
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. Visiting Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip site .

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

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat and then stroll through Southend Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier journey planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 Wineries Beaches

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Admirals Arch. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Mount Gambier to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Rockingham Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Dolphin Quay (in Mandurah), Perth (St. Mary's Cathedral, Art Gallery of Western Australia, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach Recreation Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and see the interesting displays at The Shipwreck Galleries.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fremantle online holiday planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Fremantle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Fremantle is minus 1 hour. February in Fremantle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. 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, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Yallingup Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River online trip builder .

You can drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Emu Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albany road trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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 ©
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 Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Albany in February, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Lennox Head Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Gold Coast hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning app .

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

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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