60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
14
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Neck and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur (Safety Cove Beach & Remarkable Cave). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take in the views from Tasman Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

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Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Neck
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay journey planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around City Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip planning website.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Govetts Leap and The Giant Stairway. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Katoomba by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in February, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Govetts Leap, Sublime Point Lookout, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and Roto House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol) and Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and get your game on at Hydro Golf and Putt Putt.

Plan trip to Port Macquarie with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in March: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves (in Tamborine Mountain), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 11:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicentennial Walkway and Spas. Step out of Airlie Beach to go to Hamilton Island and see Catseye Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach road trip app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Gold Coast in March, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Catseye Beach
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Michaelmas Cay and Off-Road Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). The adventure continues: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Barron Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Paronella Park, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 22:
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Helicopter Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Spas. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation to see Daintree National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Territory Wildlife Park and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and cool off at Darwin Waterfront.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin online holiday planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin. March in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Broome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Broome. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Greens Pool). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Emu Point, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

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Getting from Broome to Albany by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Broome in April, expect Albany to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

5
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 Hamelin Bay and Ellis St Jetty. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

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Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Ngilgi Cave
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Food Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island journey planner.

Fly from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

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