60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  29​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
12
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Broome Town Beach and Cable Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Gantheaume Point and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Broome is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Broome. When traveling from Dublin in June, plan for much hotter days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Anzac Centre and Dolphin & Whale Watching. We've included these beaches for you: Greens Pool and Little Beach. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albany driving holiday planner.

Fly from Broome to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Broome in June, you will find days in Albany are colder (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Admirals Arch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Lorne Beach (in Lorne). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, The Neck
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Wentworth Falls), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in July, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Kiama Blowhole, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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 historical perspective at Trial Bay Gaol and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Change things up with a short trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in South West Rocks (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kuranda (Barron Falls & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns online route planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Cairns in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Museum-lovers will appreciate James Cook Museum and Daintree Discovery Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grassy Hill and Daintree Entomological museum. Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Photography Tours in Daintree--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Photography Tours, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planning site .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Safaris

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Valley of the Winds. Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. Get outdoors at Alice Springs Desert Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

Make your Alice Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Bukbukluk Lookout. When in Katherine, make a side trip to see Bitter Springs in Mataranka, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katherine itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Katherine is a bit warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Bitter Springs
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Defence of Darwin Experience and Fishing Charters & Tours. Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Darwin holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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