60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  25 h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Sydney
— 6 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 15 min
10
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 30 min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
12
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Zurich

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Broome sightseeing site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Broome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. In June, Broome is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Litchfield National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online attractions planner .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin. Traveling from Broome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nourlangie Rock and Maguk Gorge. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Katherine Gorge and Katherine Hot Springs. Take a break from the city and head to Edith Falls and Nitmiluk National Park. There's more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Katherine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Katherine are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 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. Traveling from Katherine in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

7
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Mission Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Curtain Fig National Park, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Mission Beach
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 9:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Opal Reef. You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Thornton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation) and Diwan (Daintree Entomological museum & Alexandra Bay Waterfall). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane) and Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, make a trip to Purling Brook Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Featherdale Wildlife Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Kiama Blowhole, Blue Mountains, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and make a trip to The Grotto.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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 Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach, make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Step off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Middleton Beach. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Harewood Forest in Denmark, approximately Denmark away. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and kick back and relax at Emu Point.

Find out how to plan Albany trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little 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.
Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Margaret River road trip website .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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