60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Campbell
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 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
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
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Port Macquarie
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
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Hobart
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Coles Bay
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally get outside with The Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell online trip builder.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Relax by the water at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the historical opulence of George's 52,000 Castle Lights, learn about winemaking at Bay of Shoals Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Duck Lagoon.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Albany.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Gap and Natural Bridge and Salmon Holes. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Frenchman Bay and Goode Beach. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, trek along Bald Head Walk Trail, steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, and grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albany route tool.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10 hours. Another option is to 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Grace Wines and Brookwood Estate Winery. Get outdoors at Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Dunsborough (Christian Fletcher Gallery & Meelup Beach), Yallingup (Injidup Beach, Smiths Beach, &more) and Cape Naturaliste (Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails & Bunker Bay). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at All Sea Charters, stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, and kick back and relax at Redgate Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River planner.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Astro Tour. Get a sense of the local culture at Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to 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 a sense of the local culture at Food Tours and Daintree Entomological museum. Step out of the city life by going to Opal Reef and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Tranquility Falls). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Etty Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: The Peterson Creek Walking Track (in Yungaburra), Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the masterpieces at NorthSite Contemporary Arts, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Fraser Island — 3 nights

You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get outdoors at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and Eli Creek.

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

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Belongil Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre (in Daisy Hill), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (Opal Museum & Room Escape Games). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in nature's colorful creations at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Gold Coast travel route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Koala Hospital and Lighthouse Beach. Visiting North Brother Mountain and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Googik heritage Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, take an exotic tour of Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Port Macquarie with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Prince Henry Cliff Walk (in Katoomba), Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary (in Calga) and Zipline (in Wyong Creek). The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, visit The Rocks, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Blinky Beach and Old Settlement Beach. There's much more to do: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get up close to creatures of the deep with Reef N Beyond, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Hobart — 6 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North Hobart and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tall Trees Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Mount Field National Park (Forest Secrets & Horseshoe Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Hobart in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Hobart. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay. On the next day, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip tool.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and finally trek along Marion's Lookout Walk. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then admire the masterpieces at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly 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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