60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Broome

— 3 nights

Yawuru Country

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Broome Historical Museum and Short St Gallery. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Cable Beach, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Broome driving holiday site.

Cardiff, UK to Broome is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Broome is 8 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in June, expect nights in Broome to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Darwin

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Visit Star Village and The Old Town Hall for their historical value. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Broome in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:

Alice Springs

— 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs tour builder website.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Alice Springs is cooler than Darwin - with highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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 Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in June, expect nights in Port Douglas to be warmer, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Cairns

— 7 nights

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.
Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and The Crystal Caves capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Birdworld Kuranda and Atherton Tablelands. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

Port Macquarie

— 4 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get some historical perspective at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Roto House. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Googik heritage Trail, stroll through Coastal walk, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Port Macquarie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Sydney

— 6 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Visit Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Hyde Park Barracks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Newcastle (Newcastle Museum & Newcastle Memorial Walk), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Echo Point Lookout). There's still lots to do: walk around Hyde Park, get outside with Watsons Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire all the interesting features of Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:

Canberra

— 5 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Zoo and Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Australian National Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Canberra at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Hobart

— 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Richmond Gaol and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and take a tour of May Queen.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in July, Hobart is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Launceston

— 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and The Tamar Valley. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Tamar Valley Art Shack. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, walk around City Park, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston journey builder site.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Islander Estate Vineyards and Australian Red Gum Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and walk around Flinders Chase National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Kangaroo Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Albany

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Old Farm, Strawberry Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Greens Pool (in Denmark). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, learn about winemaking at Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Vancouver Arts Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany is minus 1.5 hours. In July in Albany, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.