60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
12
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
13
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turquoise Bay and Spas. Family-friendly places like Wobiri Beach and Mauritius Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and contemplate the long history of Potshot Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip builder app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Exmouth is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Mauritius Beach ©
Mauritius Beach
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Canal Rocks, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, stroll through Surfers Point, learn about winemaking at Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, and kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Giants Cave, Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Greens Pool and Emu Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Walpole (Tree Top Walk & Mandalay Beach), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Forest Hill Vineyard (in Denmark). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and Stokes Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Werribee Open Range Zoo and Eastern Beach Reserve. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Spas (in Daylesford) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Block Arcade, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planning website .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Spas, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port Campbell National Park and Erskine Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Apollo Bay (Mariners Lookout, Mait's Rest, & more) and Johanna Beach (in Johanna). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

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You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Erskine Falls, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. Kids will enjoy Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and Four Corners of Ross (in Ross). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Port Campbell to Coles Bay by combination of bus, train, flight, and car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, St Columba Waterfall, Gala Estate Vineyard, Four Corners of Ross
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Food Tours. Kids will enjoy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Opossum Bay Beach. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip maker tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
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Food Tours
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like National Zoo and Aquarium and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Burley Griffin and National Portrait Gallery. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canberra itinerary planner .

Fly from Hobart to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Zoo and Aquarium ©
National Zoo and Aquarium

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and Cellito Beach will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach), The Coastal Brewing Co (in Forster) and Harrington Breakwall (in Harrington). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Coastal walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Moorebeer Brewing Co., enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie online road trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harrington Breakwall, The Coastal Brewing Co, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf, Cellito Beach
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Emily Bay and Point Ross. Step off the beaten path and head to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama and St. Barnabas Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Norfolk Island Museum, contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Macquarie in June; daily highs in Norfolk Island reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Spas. Family-friendly places like Muddy's Playground and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Cairns takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time (NFT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Norfolk Island in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark

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