60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: London

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rockingham Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Get outdoors at Scarborough Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Perth to Mandurah to see Dolphin Quay about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Perth road trip website.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Perth at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Rockingham Beach
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Gnarabup Beach and Canal Rocks. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, explore and take pictures at Caves Road, and delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River day trip website.

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave, Sandalford Wines Margaret River
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Middleton Beach and Emu Point. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Denmark (Castelli Cellar Door & Greens Pool). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Albany sightseeing planner.

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 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Gorge Wildlife Park and Granite Island. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Penguin Centre in Victor Harbor--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Albany to Adelaide in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Victor Harbor, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach, Mount Lofty Summit
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

5
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 Bells Beach and Lorne Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Brighton Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sheoak Falls (in Lorne), Healesville (Four Pillars Distillery & Healesville Sanctuary) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Lake Wendouree, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Yarra River, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Lorne, Healesville, Bells Beach, Brighton Beach
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

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.
Get outdoors at The Neck and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Safety Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Remarkable Cave (in Port Arthur), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Tasman Bridge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Take a break from the city and head to Terrigal Beach and Merewether Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scarborough Wine Co and Nobbys Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve, see Off-Road Tours, do a tasting at Peterson House, and take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

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

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Newcastle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in April; daily highs in Newcastle reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Terrigal Beach, Off-Road Tours, Tomaree Head
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tropical Fruit World and Kirra Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Byron Walking Track). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast visit planner.

You can fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newcastle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Step out of the city life by going to Bulcock Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Relax by the water at Maroochydore Beach and Kings Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Mooloolaba with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Maroochydore Beach, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mission Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Atherton Tablelands and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mooloolaba in May; daily highs in Cairns reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Paronella Park, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Mount Lewis National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mount Lewis National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mount Lewis National Park ©
Mount Lewis National Park

6
nights
Darwin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parliament House and George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, kick back and relax at Lameroo Beach, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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