60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 13 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 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
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Adelaide
— 7 nights
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Perth
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Sydney

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. In December, Sydney is warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 9:

6
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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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
On the 15th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: try out the rides at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, then walk around South Bank Parklands, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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Cairns

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Wrights Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

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Port Douglas

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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:

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Fraser Island

You'll get in some beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island vacation planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

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Melbourne

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.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to YCW Beach (in Smiths Beach), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor). Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app.

Getting from Fraser Island to Melbourne by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
We've included these beaches for you: Carrickalinga Beach and Maslin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: K1 By Geoff Hardy (in Kuitpo), Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple (in Sellicks Hill) and Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot). Dedicate the 9th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenelg Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online tour planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

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Perth

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Mettam's Pool. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Trigg Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth holiday planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.