60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Train to Southern Cross, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Agnes Water
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Cairns
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Melbourne

— 7 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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Wildlife Coast Cruises and Kitty Miller Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Cowes (Cowes Beach, Koala Conservation Centre, &more), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: browse for treasures at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, cruise along The Great Ocean Road, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get into the urban bustle at Carnegie Library and Community Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Melbourne is 10 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in October, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bairnsdale

— 2 nights
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at East Gippsland Rail Trail, then view the masterpieces at Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, then kick back and relax at Ninety Mile Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Raymond Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, do a tasting at Nicholson River Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, then stop by Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors, and finally take in the exciting artwork at East Gippsland Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bairnsdale trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bairnsdale are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney

— 7 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bouddi National Park (in Killcare), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and The Crommelin Native Arboretum (in Pearl Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online route builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bairnsdale to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bairnsdale in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 5 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yarriabini National Park and Forster Main Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises and Koala Hospital. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Seal Rocks (in Forster), Pilot Beach (in Camden Head) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Shelly Beach, learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Lennox Head Beach and Broken Head Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sundive Byron Bay and Tallow Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Yamba (Turners Beach, Pippi Beach, &more) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Thomgallery, browse the exhibits of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 6 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.
Visiting Surfers Paradise Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Visit Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, Avid Reader Bookshop, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Yanisa Therapy Beauty & Massage, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, and browse the different shops at The Pines Elanora.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Peregian Beach and Underground Surf. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hastings Street and Montville Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, and stroll through Marcoola Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa sightseeing app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Agnes Water

— 4 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agnes Water Main Beach and Chinamans Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Joseph Banks Regional Park and Moondoggie Beach & Bush Tours. Take a break from Agnes Water with a short trip to Lions Park in Miriam Vale, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Deepwater National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Agnes Water online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Noosa to Agnes Water in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Agnes Water can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Grotty Yachty Clothing. Visit Airlie Beach Lagoon and Boathaven Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Spa Wumurdaylin, Catseye Beach, &more) and Bowen (Queens Beach, Grays Bay, &more). Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Agnes Water to Airlie Beach by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Townsville

— 3 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Head to Willows Rotary Markets and The Drill Hall Studiofor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Strand. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Castle Hill, admire the natural beauty at Queens Gardens Townsville, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tropical Queensland, and don't miss a visit to Riverway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville holiday maker site.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Townsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cairns

— 6 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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. For shopping fun, head to Funstuff by Lynda or Sunday Market Port Douglas. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Opal Reef, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.