60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Port Augusta
— 6 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
3
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
4
Derby
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Cloncurry
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Hervey Bay
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Toowoomba
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, Bulleen Art and Garden, Sovereign Hill, Red Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 17:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

6
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Port Pirie RSL Museum and Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Augusta: Hawker (Flinders Ranges National Park, Jeff Morgan Gallery, & more), Port Pirie (Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre & Port Pirie National Trust Museum) and Kimba Museum (in Kimba). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Peterborough Printing Works, take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, explore and take pictures at Hummock Hill Lookout, and get engrossed in the history at Mount Laura Homestead Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta journey site .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Port Augusta with the Route module. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Port Augusta are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Port Pirie, Hawker, Peterborough, Whyalla, Kimba Museum
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:
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Peterborough Printing Works ©
Peterborough Printing Works
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Mount Laura Homestead Museum ©
Mount Laura Homestead Museum

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon, explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sonder.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kings Canyon planner .

You can drive from Port Augusta to Kings Canyon in 13.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Derby.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Galvans Gorge, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kimberley School of the Air, and then get a sense of history and politics at Old Derby Goal. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Norval Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, and then take in the waterfront at Derby Jetty & Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Derby trip tool .

Drive from Kings Canyon to Derby in 34.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Derby are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Derby

Shopping Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre ©
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Change things up with a short trip to Adelaide River War Cemetery in Adelaide River (about 38 minutes away).

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Derby to Litchfield National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Derby to Litchfield National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Derby in April, plan for little chillier days in Litchfield National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Helicopter Tours

9
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Motor Car Falls and Anbangbang Rock Shelter. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, get great views at Bukbukluk Lookout, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

1
day
Cloncurry

Cloncurry ©
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Dr David Harvey-Sutton Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cloncurry vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cloncurry with the Route module. May in Cloncurry sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Village Gallery and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Court House Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cloncurry to Cairns. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay May 11 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Village Gallery ©
Village Gallery

7
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get some cultural insight at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Whistle Stop Rail Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Kilkivan Shire Museum (in Kilkivan), Fraser Island (Central Station Rainforest & Wanggoolba Creek) and Childers (Brierley Wines & Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, take an in-depth tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, explore and take pictures at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, and examine the collection at Wide Bay Hospitals Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Cairns in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maryborough, Fraser Island, Childers, Bundaberg, Carlo Sand Blow
Find places to stay May 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkivan Shire Museum ©
Kilkivan Shire Museum
Wide Bay Hospitals Museum ©
Wide Bay Hospitals Museum

8
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Get some cultural insight at The Warwick and District Historical Society Inc - Museum and Milne Bay Military Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toowoomba: Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard (in Bunjurgen), Museum of Australian Army Flying (in Oakey) and Old Church Gallery Moore (in Moore). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Highfields Pioneer Village, learn about winemaking at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre, steep yourself in history at Spring Bluff, and examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toowoomba online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Toowoomba in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hervey Bay in May; daily highs in Toowoomba reach 26°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highfields, Preston Peak Winery Function Centre, Museum of Australian Army Flying, Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve, The Warwick and District Historical Society Inc - Museum
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Old Church Gallery Moore ©
Old Church Gallery Moore
Museum of Australian Army Flying
Museum of Australian Army Flying
Highfields Pioneer Village ©
Highfields Pioneer Village

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