60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Munich
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Byron Bay
— 10 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
Munich

13
days
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Day FIne Art (in Blackheath), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Katoomba Falls, & more) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Coogee Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planner.

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Sydney. Traveling from Munich in January, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Jenolan Caves, The Nook
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

10
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Dreamworld (in Coomera) and Oxenford (Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet 'n' Wild Water World). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Coolangatta, Oxenford, Burleigh Heads, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Broken Head Beach
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

4
days
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, stroll through Catseye Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Hamilton Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Byron Bay in February, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coles Beach (in Devonport), Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm (in Elizabeth Town) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Launceston takes 7 hours. Traveling from Hamilton Island in February, you will find days in Launceston are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm, Coles Beach, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
City Park ©
City Park

1
day
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 19th (Tue), get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Tarraleah in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Trails, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

3
days
Coles Bay

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Melshell Oysters, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
day
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orford trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

2
days
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally hike along Three Capes Track.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

2
days
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at The Wall Of Lollies, look for gifts at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, and then trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hartz Mountains National Park.

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Getting from Port Arthur to Geeveston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Hartz Mountains National Park, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
The Wall Of Lollies ©
The Wall Of Lollies

6
days
Hobart

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 4th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and examine the collection at Mona.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planner.

Getting from Geeveston to Hobart by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Taroona, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

10
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). On the 9th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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