60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Torquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Bendigo
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
6
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h
8
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Perth
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h
10
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h
11
Mitchell Plateau
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
12
Port Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
14
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
15
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
16
Ventnor
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Frankston Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Brighton Beach and Lake Wendouree. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Art Gallery of Ballarat). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jacksons Creek Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bonbeach Beach, Frankston Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Erskine Falls and Mait's Rest. Get some historical perspective at Split Point Lighthouse and Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road. Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Fairhaven Beach (in Fairhaven) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kevin Hoffman Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay travel planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Fairhaven Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

2
nights
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 your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Halls Gap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

MacKenzie Falls, J Ward Museum Complex
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosalind Park and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Golden Dragon Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bendigo: Port of Echuca Discovery Centre (in Echuca), Victoria Park Lake (in Shepparton) and Mount Ida Lookout (in Heathcote). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, examine the collection at Bendigo Pottery, and view the masterpieces at Living Arts Space.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bendigo day trip planning site .

Getting from Halls Gap to Bendigo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Echuca, Kangaroo Flat Botanic Gardens, Victoria Park Lake, Mount Ida Lookout
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
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Walpa Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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

5
nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. Relax by the water at Lucky Bay and Wharton Beach. There's much more to do: cruise along Great Ocean Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandy Creek, enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay, and steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In January, Esperance is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

3
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hannans North Tourist Mine and Red Hill Lookout. Take a break from the city and head to Goongarrie National Park and Boorabbin National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder holiday planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in January, with highs in Kalgoorlie-Boulder at 39°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Hill Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Red Hill Lookout ©
Red Hill Lookout
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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. Relax by the water at Reddell Beach and Broome Town Beach. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Broome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Broome in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Broome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Rockingham Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Fremantle Round House and The Welcome Walls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Mandurah), Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour) and Point Peron (in Rockingham). The adventure continues: stroll through Trigg Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Getting from Broome to Perth by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Perth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Secret Harbour Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 6th (Thu), stroll through The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Aqua Rush and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Coral Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mitchell Plateau.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

1
day
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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mitchell Plateau trip planner .

Getting from Coral Bay to Mitchell Plateau by car takes about 41.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Mitchell Plateau

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

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Ranges National Park and Bowman Park. Change things up with a short trip to Yourambulla Caves in Hawker (about 1h 25 min away).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta trip planner .

Drive from Mitchell Plateau to Port Augusta in 50.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mitchell Plateau to Port Augusta is 1 hour. February in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hawker, Bowman Park
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park
Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves

5
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cleland Wildlife Park and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock), Two Hands Wines Cellar Door (in Marananga) and Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, take a stroll through North Terrace, see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Smith Brothers Walking Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide route maker website .

Getting from Port Augusta to Adelaide by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, National Motor Museum, Langmeil Winery
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

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island day trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 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
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

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Head to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Canberra Outlet Centrefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Australian National Botanic Gardens and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Batemans Bay Mini Golf (in Batemans Bay) and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, immerse yourself in nature at Pierces Creek Forest, explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House, and get in on the family fun at Cockington Green.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra road trip planning site .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Canberra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Paddys River, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Batemans Bay Mini Golf
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

4
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Relax by the water at Rye Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Point Nepean National Park. Step out of Ventnor with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Sorrento--about 1h 55 min away.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventnor trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canberra to Ventnor. In February, daytime highs in Ventnor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sorrento, Point Nepean National Park, Point Leo Beach, Merricks General Store, Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

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