60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
Taxi to Howard, Train to Rockhampton
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Rockhampton
— 1 night
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Mackay
— 2 nights
Fly to Brisbane, Bus to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Bus to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Bundaberg
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Bundaberg
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Melbourne — 7 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 9th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 5 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines & Primo Estate), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Heysen The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Sydney — 7 nights

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 Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Sydney is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Port Macquarie.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:

Port Macquarie — 5 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), Tuncurry Rock Pool (in Tuncurry) and Amaroo Cruises (in Forster). The adventure continues: stroll through Coastal walk, stroll around Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve, learn the secrets of beer at Wicked Elf Beer, and let little ones run wild at Port Macquarie Skate Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

Coffs Harbour — 5 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Dorrigo in Dorrigo (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and take a leisurely stroll along Urunga Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:

Hervey Bay — 5 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Fraser Island (Lake Wabby & Lake Birrabeen). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, enjoy some diversion at Pialba Adventure Park, relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre, and look for gifts at Mary Ryan's.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hervey Bay tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rockhampton.
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Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Rockhampton — 1 night

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see what you can catch with Guided Fishing DownUnder, make a trip to Riverside Precinct, and then admire the landmark architecture of CBD Heritage Walk Rockhampton.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rockhampton holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mackay.
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Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Mackay — 2 nights

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Goanna Brewing, then cool off at Mackay Aqua Park, then take a memorable drive along Mango Avenue, and finally walk around J.m.mulherin Memorial Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackay attractions planner.

Fly from Rockhampton to Mackay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 5 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Day Spa @ Byron Women's Retreat.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mackay to Byron Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Mackay in February, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Bundaberg — 3 nights

Step out of Bundaberg with an excursion to Indian Head in Fraser Island--about 1h 55 min away.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Bundaberg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 7 nights

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, stroll through Trinity Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday maker website.

Getting from Bundaberg to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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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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