60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 10 nights
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Blackheath
— 2 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Bus to Townsville, Ferry to Magnetic Island
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Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Townsville, Bus to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Bus to Tennant Creek, Bus to Alice Springs
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Broome
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Hobart
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Canberra — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Parliament of Australia, then engage your brain at Questacon, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Sydney — 10 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blackheath.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 2:

Blackheath — 2 nights

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 3rd (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and then take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackheath day trip website.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Blackheath are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Byron Bay.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Byron Bay — 4 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, take an unorthodox tour of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Byron Bay with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brisbane.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Brisbane — 4 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder app.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Byron Bay in January, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Fraser Island — 3 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island route planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Airlie Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Airlie Beach — 3 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Catseye Beach & Hamilton Island Marina). Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Magnetic Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Arthur Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Magnetic Island Forts Walk and then see what you can catch with Magnetic Island Time Cruises.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Magnetic Island day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. January in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Opal Reef, &more). Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Alice Springs.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Alice Springs — 2 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in January, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Darwin.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Darwin — 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Aquascene Fish Feeding.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in February, plan for slightly colder days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Broome.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Uniquely Broome, then don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Darwin to Broome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. In February in Broome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Perth.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Perth — 5 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Dedicate the 9th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and examine the collection at Royal Perth Hospital Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Perth tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Broome to Perth in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.
Parks · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Adelaide — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Perth to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in February, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hobart.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Hobart — 3 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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 17th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online road trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.5
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.