60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 5 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
4
Adelaide
— 5 nights
5
Robe
— 3 nights
6
Werribee
— 4 nights
7
Cranbourne
— 4 nights
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
9
Albury
— 4 nights
10
Canberra
— 5 nights
11
Campbelltown
— 4 nights
12
Mona Vale
— 4 nights
13
Sydney
— 5 nights
14
Darwin
— 4 nights

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Historic Village Herberton. Venture out of the city with trips to Opal Reef (in Port Douglas) and Malanda Falls (in Malanda). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary tool.

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Opal Reef
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art Uluru will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online attractions planner.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 31st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip builder.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Langmeil Winery and ISKCON Adelaide. Take a break from the city and head to Glenelg Beach and Gorge Wildlife Park. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Fox Creek Wines (in McLaren Vale), Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coober Pedy in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Fox Creek Wines, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

3
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Visiting Robe Beach and The Granites will get you outdoors. Cape Jaffa Wines and Ralph Fowler Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum (in Beachport) and Kingston SE Beach (in Kingston SE). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Beachport Surf Beach, stop by Mahalia Coffee, do a tasting at Wangolina, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Robe trip builder app.

You can drive from Adelaide to Robe in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Kingston SE, Beachport
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Kingston SE Beach ©
Kingston SE Beach

4
nights
Werribee

Werribee ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and Lorne Beach. Get outdoors at Bells Beach and The Great Ocean Road. Explore Werribee's surroundings by going to Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet), Spas (in Torquay) and National Wool Museum (in Geelong).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Werribee trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Robe to Werribee takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Werribee

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, Geelong, Split Point Lighthouse, Lorne Beach
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

4
nights
Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Escape the urban bustle at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Frankston Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Tassells Cove and Fossil Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cranbourne: William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong), Flinders Blowhole (in Flinders) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea).

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cranbourne trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Werribee to Cranbourne in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Flinders Blowhole, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Point Nepean National Park, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Paul's Cathedral and Federation Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rosalind Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, &more), Bendigo (Bendigo Art Gallery & Golden Dragon Museum) and Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier, take a stroll through Degraves Street, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cranbourne to Melbourne in an hour. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bendigo, Ballarat, St Kilda Pier, Hanging Rock Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

4
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Get some cultural insight at Brown Brothers Winery and Pfeiffer Wines. Visiting Woolshed Waterfalls and Falls Creek Alpine Resort will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Albury: Yackandandah Museum (in Yackandandah), Canyon Walk (in Bright) and Beechworth Historic Courthouse (in Beechworth). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, pause for some photo ops at Monument Hill, and examine the collection at Bonegilla Migrant Experience.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Albury vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Albury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Albury hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beechworth, Yackandandah Museum, Pfeiffer Wines, Canyon Walk, Bonegilla Migrant Experience
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Beechworth Historic Courthouse ©
Beechworth Historic Courthouse

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Parliament House and Australian National Botanic Gardens. You'll explore and learn at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Australian War Memorial. Step out of Canberra with an excursion to Bungonia National Park in Bungonia--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and contemplate the long history of Ginninderra Village.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planning site.

You can drive from Albury to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Albury in January, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Campbelltown.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungonia National Park
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Australian National Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Campbelltown

Campbelltown ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and HARS Aviation Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Explore Campbelltown's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, &more), Kiama (Kiama Blowhole & Boneyard Beach) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Campbelltown vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Campbelltown takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Campbelltown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mona Vale.

Things to do in Campbelltown

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Wollongong, HARS Aviation Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

4
nights
Mona Vale

Mona Vale ©
Explore hidden gems such as Palm Beach and Newcastle Memorial Walk. Get some cultural insight at Newcastle Museum and Norah Head Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Mona Vale: Swansea (Caves Beach & Murrays Beach), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mona Vale online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Campbelltown to Mona Vale takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Campbelltown in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mona Vale, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Mona Vale

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Swansea, Newcastle, Norah Head Lighthouse, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Anzac Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning site.

You can drive from Mona Vale to Sydney in an hour. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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.
You'll explore and learn at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, approximately Berry Springs away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lameroo Beach, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Darwin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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