60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 5 nights
2
Esperance
— 4 nights
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
8
Canberra
— 5 nights
9
Jamberoo
— 1 night
10
Katoomba
— 5 nights
11
Sydney
— 7 nights
12
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
13
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
14
Brisbane
— 6 nights
15
Fraser Island
— 4 nights

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Attractions like Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bounce Inc Trampoline Park Cannington make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Adventure World, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Perth visit app.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Perth reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Adventure World, Bounce Inc Trampoline Park Cannington, Fremantle Prison, Warnbro Beach, Mettam's Pool
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Family-friendly places like Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Mile Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Esperance sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Esperance takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in January; daily highs in Esperance reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, thensteep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Hobart takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Esperance, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Tasman Arch, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

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

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna
Highlights from your plan
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, thentrek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, thendo a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Spring Vale Wines
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then walk around City Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, thenpause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planner.

Getting from Launceston to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Launceston in January, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Step out of Canberra with an excursion to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Paddys River--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get curious at Questacon, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra journey website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Canberra sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamberoo.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©

1
night
Jamberoo

Jamberoo ©
Jamberoo is a village approx 11 km inland from Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. On the 27th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Minnamurra Falls, thenstop by Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, thendo a tasting at Crooked River Winery & Cellar Door, and finally make a trip to The Big Potato.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jamberoo route planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Jamberoo takes 3 hours. Traveling from Canberra in January, you will find days in Jamberoo are little chillier (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Jamberoo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Crooked River Winery & Cellar Door, The Big Potato
Highlights from your plan
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre ©
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
The Big Potato ©
The Big Potato

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online visit planner.

Drive from Jamberoo to Katoomba in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Opera House. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Wategos Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts Byron Bay, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Byron Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Macadamia Castle, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Tallow Beach ©
Tallow Beach
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

5
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

6
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kids will enjoy South Bank Parklands and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Maleny Mountain Wines (in Maleny) and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online road trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Wirreanda Park, Maleny Mountain Wines, Australia Zoo
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast ©
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake McKenzie and Waddy Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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