60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
11
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
12
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Launceston
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maitland Gaol and Merewether Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Ivanhoe Wines and Nobbys Head. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Mount Pleasant Wines (in Pokolbin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, head outdoors with The Entrance Pelican Feed, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Entrance Heritage Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hunter Wetlands Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle road trip website .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Entrance, Pokolbin, Hawks Nest, Norah Head Lighthouse, Maitland Gaol
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
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Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at St Thomas Anglican Church and Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Googik heritage Trail and Shelly Beach. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Little Bay, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Duck Brewery, see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum, and try for a hole-in-one at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie holiday maker website .

Getting from Newcastle to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and St Vincent's Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Lennox Head Beach and Tugun Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Newstead House (in Brisbane), Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina) and Pat Morton Lookout (in Lennox Head). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, stroll through Currumbin Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ian Dipple Lagoon.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in March: highs in Gold Coast hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Brisbane, Moffat Beach, Lighthouse Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

6
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.
Relax by the water at Yorkeys Knob Beach and Nudey Beach. Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts, and take in the exciting artwork at Cairns Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online day trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Babinda Boulders, Curtain Fig National Park
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:
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Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

4
nights
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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Opal Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Dubuji Boardwalk and Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's much more to do: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas sightseeing planning site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

5
nights
Darwin

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 East Point Reserve and Adelaide River War Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Wangi Falls and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs), Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Florence Falls). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Darwin tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Crazy Acres, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Take a break from the city and head to The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park and Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, try to win big at Lasseters Casino, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs attractions planner .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in April, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Parks Museums
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunflowers Animal Farm and Sugarloaf Rock. Get some historical perspective at Hamelin Bay Jetty and Water wheel. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). There's still lots to do: stroll through Gnarabup Beach, do a tasting at Flying Fish Cove, get a taste of the local shopping with JahRoc Galleries, and take a peaceful walk through Boranup Forest Maze.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste, Water wheel, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Smiths Beach
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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 Elephant Rocks and Ellen Cove Boardwalk. Take a break from the city and head to Albany Heritage Park and Lake Seppings. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Singlefile Wines about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany, don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout, and stroll through Frenchman Bay.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany day trip planning site .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Albany, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Stokes Beach and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Get in touch with nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and Island Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Parndana Wildlife Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Kangaroo Island Brewery, browse the exhibits of Fine Art Kangaroo Island, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lashmar Conservation Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Lashmar Conservation Park ©
Lashmar Conservation Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gibsons Steps and Johanna Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and The Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Beech Forest (The Redwoods & Hopetoun Falls) and Red Rock Winery (in Glen Alvie). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Grotto and explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Red Rock Winery, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at The Neck and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Fluted Cape Trail (in Adventure Bay) and Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

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You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Cape Raoul, Fluted Cape Trail, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Duck Reach Power Station and Holy Trinity Anglican Church are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tamar Island Wetlands and Sharmans Wines. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico) and Fern Glade Reserve (in Burnie). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards, have some family-friendly fun at Gorge Scenic Chairlift, see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip maker site .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rowella, Fern Glade Reserve, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Bay of Fires Winery
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

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