60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  30​h
1
Kingston, Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  11​h 30​min
8
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
11
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
14
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Kingston, Norfolk Island

Kingston ©
Kingston is the capital of the Australian South Pacific Territory of Norfolk Island. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Kingston Pier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emily Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, take in the views from Bloody Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, then take an in-depth tour of Bounty Folk Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kingston sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kingston is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Toronto to Kingston due to the time zone difference. In January, Kingston is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk Island
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Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Peregian Beach and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville), Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach) and Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kingston to Noosa. Traveling from Kingston to Noosa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore, Carlo Sand Blow, Kondalilla Falls, The Original Eumundi Markets
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Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, & more), Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Byron Bay (Spas, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

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You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Lennox Head Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Spas

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.
Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Falls and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Port Arthur (Government Farm & Remarkable Cave) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Hobart by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur, Shot Tower, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
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Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Pyengana Dairy (in Pyengana) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Pyengana Dairy, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Bridge
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and St Columba Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Mathinna Falls (in Mathinna), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Liffey Falls (in Deloraine). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll around City Park, and steep yourself in history at The Old Umbrella Shop.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston route tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Mathinna Falls, Liffey Falls, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gibsons Steps and The Grotto. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Campbell by combination of car, flight, train, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mait's Rest
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Cape Nelson lighthouse and Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Robe Beach and Bowen Estate Coonawarra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Mahalia Coffee (in Robe) and Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Carpenter's Rocks). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cave Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Robe, Portland, Bowen Estate Coonawarra, Cape Banks Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Mahalia Coffee ©
Mahalia Coffee
Cape Banks Lighthouse ©
Cape Banks Lighthouse

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visit Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Remarkable Rocks, stroll around Flinders Chase National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online attractions planner .

Fly from Mount Gambier to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks

3
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.
Visit Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hamelin Bay and Caves Road. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at Pierro, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 12 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Meelup Beach, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Ngilgi Cave, Bunker Bay
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool & Harewood Estate Winery) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, take in the waterfront at Albany Waterfront Marina, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany online road trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, and then stroll through Twilight Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Esperance day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Babinda Boulders. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Historic Village Herberton. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Esperance to Cairns in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Esperance in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Mossman Gorge Centre, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 3:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

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