60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
2
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Broome
— 3 nights
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
6
Bamaga
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Townsville
— 4 nights
8
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
9
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  1​h 15​min
10
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
11
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
12
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: Sydney

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Cowes (Phillip Island Wildlife Park & Koala Conservation Centre). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langmeil Winery and Carrick Hill. Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Carrickalinga Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and Delamere (Deep Creek Conservation Park & Blowhole Beach). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Port Noarlunga Reef, learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, walk around Hallett Cove Conservation Park, and kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Noarlunga, Greenock, Delamere, Softfoot, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Matilda Bay Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Point Peron (in Rockingham). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Claremont, stop by Mainly Books Secondhand Bookshop, Perth, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mullaloo Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip planning tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in February, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lake Claremont, Scarborough Beach, Warnbro Beach, Point Peron
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral and SSJG Heritage Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cable Beach and Reddell Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and explore the galleries of Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip tool .

Getting from Perth to Broome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in February, Broome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Litchfield National Park and Safaris. Get a sense of the local culture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, browse the exhibits of Mason Gallery, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Batchelor, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Fishing Charters & Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

1
day
Bamaga

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bamaga online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Bamaga with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Bamaga

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Seisia
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Museum of Tropical Queensland and Kissing Point Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hinchinbrook Island. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, hike along Alligator Falls Track, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Townsville online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bamaga to Townsville. March in Townsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Alligator Falls Track, Hinchinbrook Island
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 6th (Fri), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Townsville to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Daydream Island travel route planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Daydream Island. March in Daydream Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 9th (Mon), tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, then explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, and finally get outside with Jetryder.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Daydream Island to Hamilton Island. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Traveling from Hamilton Island in March, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains), Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel)) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, stroll through Moffat Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Fraser Island in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Caloundra, Watersports Guru, Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 22:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades, The Three Sisters, & more) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 30:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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