60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 14 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Lorne
Drive
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 14 nights

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Sydney — 14 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Palm Beach, Tamarama Beach, and other attractions. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
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Melbourne — 3 nights

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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Degraves Street and don't miss a visit to Lygon Street.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Torquay.
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Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Torquay — 1 night

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.
You've added Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Torquay Surfing Academy, Bells Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), take a tour by water with Torquay Surfing Academy, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, then kick back and relax at Torquay Front Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay trip app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lorne.
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Lorne

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Teddy's Lookout as well as Kennet River Koala Walk. On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lorne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Apollo Bay — 2 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Otway National Park, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, The Redwoods, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Tue), join in the after-dark buzz at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park and then glide peacefully along the water with Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Port Campbell — 1 night

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You've added The Grotto, London Bridge, Port Campbell National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): go for a walk through Port Campbell Scenic Lookout.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.
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Parks · Nature
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Melbourne — 10 nights

Australia's Garden City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Rod Laver Arena, Australian Open, Midsumma Festival, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Arthurs Seat to see Enchanted Adventure about 1h 10 min away. Explore Melbourne further: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder.

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Events
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Brisbane — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally stroll around Roma Street Parkland. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Gold Coast — 2 nights

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Touch Therapy Gold Coast.

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You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll set off for Cairns on the 10th (Fri).
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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Cairns — 4 nights

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've added Barron Falls, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Babinda Boulders, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, Flagstaff Hill Lookout and Sunday Market Port Douglas. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will leave for Sydney on the 20th (Mon).
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Sydney — 14 nights

The Harbour City

Powerhouse Museum has been added to your itinerary. Explore Sydney further: enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Mon).
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Childrens Museums · Museums
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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