60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Canberra
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h
8
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Sydney
— 11 nights
End: Sydney

7
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra itinerary builder website.

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 7:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

11
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Cheltenham Golf Club in Cheltenham, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cheltenham Golf Club
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, explore the striking landscape of Churchill Island Marine National Park, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and trek along Swan Lake Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cowes attractions planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Cowes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Newhaven, Summerlands, Ventnor, Rhyll Jetty, Pinnacles Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet), Beeac Windmill Park (in Beeac) and Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Torquay takes 3 hours. In November in Torquay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Fun & Games

Side Trips

Geelong, Great Escape Books, Beeac Windmill Park, Great Ocean Walk, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Courthouse Camperdown, thenidentify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and then take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip tool.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Princetown takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Courthouse Camperdown
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum (in Chewton), Mount Abrupt (in Dunkeld) and The Pinnacle (in Halls Gap). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat online journey maker.

You can drive from Princetown to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail, Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, Spas, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, Mt. Elephant
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

8
nights
Perth

Perth ©
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: Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro), City of Rockingham War Memorial (in Rockingham) and The Vines Mini Golf (in The Vines). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, examine the collection at The Railway Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planning website.

You can fly from Ballarat to Perth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Perth is a bit warmer than Ballarat - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Swan Valley, Kato's 3000 Grapes, Warnbro Beach, The Railway Museum, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mount French National Park (in Boonah) and A2submarine Replica (in Kallangur). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planning website.

You can fly from Perth to Brisbane in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mount French National Park, A2submarine Replica, Beenleigh Artisan Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

11
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Katoomba (Gallery One88, Blue Mountains, &more) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip website.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Gallery Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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