60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Torquay
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap
— 2 nights
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Bendigo
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Esperance
— 5 nights
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 3 nights
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Broome
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
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Mitchell Plateau
— 1 day
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Port Augusta
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 4 nights
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Ventnor
— 4 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Brighton Beach. Bring the kids along to Ballarat Wildlife Park and St Kilda Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong), Jacksons Creek Reserve (in Gisborne) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve, and kick back and relax at Frankston Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

5
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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bells Beach and Point Roadknight. Your inner history buff will appreciate Split Point Lighthouse and Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Carisbrook Creek (in Wongarra), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, trek along Kevin Hoffman Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Halls Gap Zoo, trek along The Pinnacle, and then tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Halls Gap trip site.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Halls Gap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
Climbing Tours

4
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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and Lake Weeroona. Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to Victoria Park Lake (in Shepparton) and Mount Ida Lookout (in Heathcote). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park, see the interesting displays at Bendigo Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bendigo online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Bendigo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Field of Light. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bendigo to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bendigo to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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. Bring the kids along to Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lucky Bay and Great Ocean Drive. There's lots more to do: stroll through Adventureland Park, kick back and relax at Bandy Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove, and view the masterpieces at Anything & Everything Esperance.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Esperance trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance in 17.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Esperance to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, Australia, located 595km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of the Goldfields and The Superpit. Take a break from the city and head to Goongarrie National Park and Red Hill Lookout. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Boorabbin National Park, go deep underground at Hannans North Tourist Mine, and get great views at Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder holiday planning website.

You can drive from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a bit warmer than Esperance - with highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Red Hill Lookout ©
Red Hill Lookout
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
The Superpit ©
The Superpit

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Broome

Broome ©

Yawuru Country

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.
Shop till you drop at Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery and Broome Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Gantheaume Point and Staircase To The Moon. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, identify plant and animal life at Dragon Tree Soak Nature Reserve, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by The Courthouse Collection.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Broome trip app.

You can fly from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Broome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Broome, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Bring the kids along to Cottesloe Beach and Point Peron. Get in touch with nature at Scarborough Beach and Matilda Bay Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Mandurah), Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mullaloo Beach, stroll through South Beach Recreation Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Welcome Walls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Perth, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Broome to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get outside with Aqua Rush and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coral Bay trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Coral Bay by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mitchell Plateau.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

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Mitchell Plateau

Mitchell Plateau ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Mitchell Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mitchell Plateau.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mitchell Plateau road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Mitchell Plateau takes 25 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Mitchell Plateau

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Mitchell Plateau ©
Mitchell Plateau

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Ranges National Park and Bowman Park. When in Port Augusta, make a side trip to see Yourambulla Caves in Hawker, approximately Hawker away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta trip builder.

Drive from Mitchell Plateau to Port Augusta in 35.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mitchell Plateau to Port Augusta is 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park
Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Gorge Wildlife Park. Attractions like Glenelg Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock) and Two Hands Wines Cellar Door (in Marananga). There's lots more to do: stroll through River Torrens Linear Park Trail, wander the streets of North Terrace, steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Adelaide are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 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 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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Canberra

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

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.
Do your shopping at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Canberra Outlet Centre. Get in touch with nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Paddys River (Pierces Creek Forest & Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex) and Batemans Bay Mini Golf (in Batemans Bay). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House, get in on the family fun at Cockington Green, identify plant and animal life at Floriade, and hike along ANZAC Parade Walk.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra sightseeing tool.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Canberra in 6.5 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 (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

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Ventnor

Ventnor ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rye Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Ventnor with an excursion to Point Nepean National Park in Portsea--about 1h 50 min away.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ventnor online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canberra to Ventnor. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

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