60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  30 h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  2 h 30 min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h
3
Byron Bay
— 9 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Gold Coast
— 11 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Melbourne
— 14 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 30 min
7
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Jetryder. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Hamilton Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Hamilton Island, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. In March, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

9
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Bundjalung National Park and Cape Byron Walking Track. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville), Spooky Beach (in Angourie) and Yamba (Main Beach Yamba, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Yabbra National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and explore the galleries of Thomgallery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Whitsunday Island to Byron Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Whitsunday Island in March, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Lennox Head, Broken Head, Ballina, Evans Head
Highlights from your plan
Bundjalung National Park
Bundjalung National Park
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

11
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Queensland Art Gallery, & more), Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves (in Tamborine Mountain) and Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, get outside with Watersports Guru, and see the vivid underwater world at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Brisbane, Caloundra, O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Fishing Charters & Tours, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

15
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Eagle Hawk Lookout, Katoomba Cascades, & more), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Pulpit Rock Lookout). There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Blue Mountains National Park, Lithgow, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

14
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 Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, Ballarat, St Kilda, Newhaven, Jewish Holocaust Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park, and head outdoors with Aqua Rush.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coral Bay travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Coral Bay in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Coral Bay, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

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