60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 6 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
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Bus to Warrnambool, Train to Geelong, Shuttle to Melbourne, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 8 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
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Perth — 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Fremantle Round House and The Perth Mint. Visit Rockingham Beach and Scarborough Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth holiday maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Perth is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.
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Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Margaret River — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Yallingup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.
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Albany — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill and Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Emu Point. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Greens Pool (in Denmark), Naturaliste Charters (in Bremer Bay) and Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albany driving holiday site.

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Kangaroo Island on the 17th (Sun).
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Kangaroo Island — 7 nights

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. Take a break from the city and head to Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip site.

Fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Port Campbell on the 24th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 24:

Port Campbell — 3 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell by combination of car and ferry takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hobart.
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Hobart — 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Russell Falls and The Neck. Step off the beaten path and head to Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Bruny Island Premium Wines (in Lunawanna). There's much more to do: wander the streets of North Hobart, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart visit site.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 4:

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 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay tour planning tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

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

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 7th (Sun), hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker.

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 5 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Roto House and Port Macquarie Historic Court House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. Step out of Port Macquarie with an excursion to Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, hike along Googik heritage Trail, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daily temperatures in Port Macquarie can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Natural Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Byron Bay Dive Centre & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Brisbane (Roma Street Parkland, Gallery of Modern Art, &more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary site.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef. Step out of the city life by going to Horses in Port and Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planning app.

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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.
Step out of the city life by going to Atherton Tablelands and Birdworld Kuranda. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls). Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) 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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