60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Nuremberg
Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  27​h
Nuremberg

12
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 Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route website .

Nuremberg, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nuremberg in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gallery Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

10
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Kondalilla National Park (in Montville) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Warner Bros. Movie World, Kondalilla National Park, Captain Cook Highway, Headland Golf Club
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

10
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Kalleske Wines, & more) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, get a taste of the local shopping with Thorn-Clarke Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and steep yourself in history at The Cedars.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Adelaide travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Adelaide in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Marananga, Williamstown
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Wolf Blass ©
Wolf Blass

11
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Adelaide in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

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

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along Uluru Hiking Path and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

10
days
Cairns

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more). Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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