60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
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Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
11
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+2
Bus to Warrnambool, Train to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Fly to Hobart
12
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
13
Launceston
— 6 nights
Fly

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5
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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ivanhoe Wines and Mount Pleasant Wines. Visiting Merewether Beach and Jimmy's Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest), Maitland Gaol (in East Maitland) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Newcastle Beach, get outside with The Entrance Pelican Feed, visit a coastal fixture at Nobbys Lighthouse, and stroll around King Edward Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newcastle trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
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Bennetts Beach ©
Must see
Bennetts Beach
4.8
Jimmy's Beach ©
Must see
Jimmy's Beach
4.9
Maitland Gaol ©
Historic Site
Maitland Gaol
4.6

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
St Thomas Anglican Church and Port Macquarie Historic Court House will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Macquarie Museum and Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Black Duck Brewery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let little ones run wild at Livvi’s Place Playground, and have fun at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie road trip app.

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in March, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
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5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to David Fleay Wildlife Park and Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Visiting Lennox Head Beach and Tugun Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Pat Morton Lookout (in Lennox Head), Brisbane (Newstead House & Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel)) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Ian Dipple Lagoon, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and stroll through Moffat Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gold Coast, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Lennox Head Beach
Must see
Lennox Head Beach
4.8
Greenmount Beach ©
Must see
Greenmount Beach
4.8

6
nights
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Yorkeys Knob Beach and Nudey Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall, and explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and Cape Tribulation Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stop by Moonglow Jewellery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Opal Reef ©
Must see
Opal Reef
4.7
©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.4
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Hiking Trail
Dubuji Boardwalk
4.4

5
nights
Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Get some cultural insight at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Adelaide River War Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like East Point Reserve and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls, Buley Rockhole, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, kick back and relax at Lameroo Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Darwin attractions planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your trip
Buley Rockhole ©
Waterfall
Buley Rockhole
4.7
©
Safari
Safaris
4.5

3
nights
Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Gillen and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Araluen Cultural Precinct and Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, try your luck at Lasseters Casino, and grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Alice Springs, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Mount Gillen ©
Must see
Mount Gillen
5.0
©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.3
Simpsons Gap ©
Outdoor Activity
Simpsons Gap
4.8

3
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Hamelin Bay and Water wheel. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gnarabup Beach and Smiths Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Sugarloaf Rock). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, explore the landscape on two wheels at 10 Mile Brook Trail, learn about winemaking at Flying Fish Cove, and take a peaceful walk through Boranup Forest Maze.

Before you visit Margaret River, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Gnarabup Beach ©
Must see
Gnarabup Beach
4.6
Hamelin Bay ©
Must see
Hamelin Bay
4.6
Smiths Beach ©
Must see
Smiths Beach
4.9

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill and Singlefile Wines. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rocks and Field of Light: Avenue of Honour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Western Australian Museum - Albany, steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Seppings, and hike along Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Elephant Rocks ©
Must see
Elephant Rocks
4.9
Singlefile Wines ©
Winery / Vineyard
Singlefile Wines
4.6

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Relax by the water at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Bay of Shoals Winery and The Islander Estate Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kangaroo Island Brewery, view the masterpieces at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, examine the collection at Hope Cottage, and identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip tool.

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Stokes Beach ©
Must see
Stokes Beach
4.8

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Gibsons Steps and Hopetoun Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Redwoods and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Red Rock Winery (in Glen Alvie) and Johanna Beach (in Johanna). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Arch, make a trip to The Grotto, and explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Gibsons Steps ©
Must see
Gibsons Steps
4.6
The Redwoods ©
Must see
The Redwoods
4.8

6
nights
Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Constitution Dock and St. David's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Neck and Cape Raoul. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Cape Bruny Lighthouse (in Bruny Island), Fluted Cape Trail (in Adventure Bay) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
The Neck ©
Must see
The Neck
4.8
Seven Mile Beach ©
Must see
Seven Mile Beach
4.3
Cape Raoul ©
Must see
Cape Raoul
4.9

6
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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tamar Ridge Cellar Door and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duck Reach Power Station and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Fern Glade Reserve (in Burnie), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip maker website.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your trip
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Winery / Vineyard
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
4.7
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Wildlife Area
Tamar Island Wetlands
4.5
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Holm Oak Vineyards
4.8

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