60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
7
Hobart
— 7 nights
8
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
9
Margaret River
— 5 nights
10
Albany
— 5 nights
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
12
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
13
Cairns
— 5 nights

1
night
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Emily Bay. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Norfolk Island is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Washington DC to Norfolk Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Norfolk Island to be warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:
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Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & Gallery of Modern Art), Byron Bay (Belongil Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

Find out how to plan Gold Coast trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast. Traveling from Norfolk Island in March, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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 Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Take a break from Port Macquarie with a short trip to Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Coastal walk, tee off at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at Roto House.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Blue Mountains will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and St Columba Waterfall. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Falls Reserve) and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Launceston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Pyengana, Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Honeymoon Bay, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

7
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Russell Falls. Visit Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart attractions site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Opossum Bay Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Remarkable Rocks. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island driving holiday site.

You can fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Hamelin Bay and Yallingup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Meelup Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste), Canal Rocks (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

Start your trip to Margaret River by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Augusta, Sugarloaf Rock, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

5
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greens Pool and Emu Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Walpole (Mandalay Beach & Tree Top Walk). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany online tour itinerary maker.

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, daytime highs in Albany are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Walpole, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutitjulu Waterhole and Uluru. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Field of Light, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. When traveling from Albany in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

2
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thentake some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs road trip tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Alice Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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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.
Get outdoors at Palm Cove Beach and Agincourt Reef. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Ngarru Gallery (in Port Douglas) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are much hotter (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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