60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Bendigo
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sacred Heart Cathedral and Lake Weeroona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Echuca (The Great Aussie Beer Shed & Port of Echuca Discovery Centre) and Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bendigo route maker website.

Melbourne to Bendigo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

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Melbourne

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Coast Cruises and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Botanical Gardens) and Tyde (in Cowes). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary website.

Drive from Bendigo to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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Sydney

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Blue Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Katoomba (Lost Bear Gallery & Echo Point Lookout) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy unforgettable views with Byron Bay Ballooning, and then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay tour planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Byron Bay Ballooning ©
Byron Bay Ballooning
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whales In Paradise and Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning app.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Padlockd Escape Rooms ©
Padlockd Escape Rooms
Whales In Paradise ©
Whales In Paradise
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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Brisbane

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Yandina Historic House (in Yandina) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planning app.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paronella Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Photography Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): deepen your understanding at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then view the masterpieces at Talapi, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Alice Springs. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in September since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, take a memorable tour with Offroad Dreaming, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin day trip planning tool.

Fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

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Broome

Yawuru Country

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broome Historical Museum. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Broome online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in September since evenings lows in Broome dip to 21°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forest Adventures South West and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). On the 17th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Forest Adventures South West ©
Forest Adventures South West
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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Perth

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scarborough Beach and WA Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: The Escape Hunt Experience Perth (in South Fremantle) and Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle). Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Perth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Escape Hunt Experience Perth ©
The Escape Hunt Experience Perth

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Adelaide Oval. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (Beerenberg Farm & The Cedars). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lofty Summit, and look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online road trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1.5 hours. In September in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Skydiving

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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