60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Fremantle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Orlando

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama Blowhole, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wentworth Falls, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
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.
Let the collections at Roto House and Whitewashed Gallery capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Un4gettable4evermore (in Gladstone) and Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and trek along Coastal walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Whitewashed Gallery, Un4gettable4evermore
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

4
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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Heads Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip site .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, Hobart is slightly colder than Gold Coast - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

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.
Shop till you drop at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Yarns Artwork in Silk. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Devil's Corner Cellar Door (in Apslawn), St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

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You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Platypus House, St Columba Waterfall, Yarns Artwork in Silk
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Do your shopping at Federation Square and Art Gallery of Ballarat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Lorne Beach (in Lorne), Spas (in Daylesford) and Bendigo Art Gallery (in Bendigo). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Launceston in January, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lorne Beach, Spas, Bendigo Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Spas

5
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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kangaroo Island fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
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Fremantle

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and Scarborough Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Shipwreck Galleries and The Fremantle Round House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fremantle: Kings Park and Botanic Garden (in Perth), Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and see the interesting displays at WA Maritime Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fremantle online vacation planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Fremantle in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Fremantle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Fremantle are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Rockingham Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

4
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Jewel Cave. Visit Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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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.
Relax by the water at Greens Pool and Little Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Albany day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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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.
Visiting Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Fly from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Albany in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Spas & Agincourt Reef), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Cairns hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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