60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary builder

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Perth
— 4 nights
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights
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Caiguna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bright
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 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
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Perth

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, examine the collection at The Railway Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremantle History Walking Tour, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Perth. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Kalgoorlie-Boulder

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll around Hammond Park and then stroll around Karlkurla Bushland Park. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Zen Body Massage and then get outside with Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner.

Fly from Perth to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Caiguna.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Caiguna

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Caiguna Blowhole.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Caiguna day trip planner.

You can drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Caiguna in 6 hours. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Caiguna

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Port Augusta

— 2 nights
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Melrose to Wilmington Cycle and Walking Track and then walk around Argadelles. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and then let the kids burn off some steam at Port Augusta Train Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Augusta online trip planner.

Drive from Caiguna to Port Augusta in 13.5 hours. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Caiguna to Port Augusta due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Adelaide

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Wine Diva Tours), Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock) and Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Kies Family Wines, and steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

Before you visit Adelaide, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. In December in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

Hobart

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). On the 3rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, and gain some tasty knowledge on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip site.

Fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Hobart is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

Melbourne

— 6 nights

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.
Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Bairnsdale

— 2 nights
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): view the masterpieces at East Gippsland Art Gallery and then stroll through Raymond Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): stop by Tasters Wine and Foods and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bairnsdale itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Melbourne to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Bairnsdale, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bright.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Bright

— 3 nights
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Bright: Pfeiffer Wines (in Wahgunyah), Chrismont (in Cheshunt) and Powers Lookout (in Whitfield). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, cool off at Bright Splash Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Bright Brewery, and get outside with SOUTHERN Fly Fishing ADVENTURES.

Plan my trip to Bright with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Bright in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bairnsdale in January, expect nights in Bright to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Bright

Wineries · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bright to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bright in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Katoomba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: 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 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately Kuranda away. Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder app.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

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.