60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Broome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to London

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Broome — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip builder website.

London, UK to Broome is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Broome reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday builder website.

You can fly from Broome to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Port Douglas is little chillier than Broome - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 4 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Catseye Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Airlie Beach Lagoon and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Horseshoe Bay about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Visiting Noosa Main Beach and Bulcock Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Noosa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Museum. Visiting Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder app.

You can fly from Noosa to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

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 Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. Head to ATTY Gallery and Australian Centre for Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, The Three Sisters, &more) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.
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Hobart — 7 nights

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 some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 5th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coles Bay Jetty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bicheno Blowhole). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel planning tool.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 6 nights

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 Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Admirals Arch. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Bay Conservation Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

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.
National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Little Beach. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Greens Pool, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Albany route builder.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Caves Road. Relax by the water at Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). On the 23rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, take in the exciting artwork at Vasse Felix Winery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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