60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

14
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Degraves Street and Collins St/Swanston St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Melbourne 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 (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

9
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Gondwana Rainforest and National Zoo and Aquarium. Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Murrumbateman (Clonakilla, Murrumbateman Farmers Market, & more) and Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines (in Bredbo). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Brindabella National Park. There's lots more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, experience rural life at The Truffle Farm, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines ©
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

14
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Victory Theatre Antique Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Jenolan Caves, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

11
days
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Lennox Head and see Lennox Head Beach, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

9
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. For shopping fun, head to Opals Down Under or Art on Cairncross. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Buderim Lions Park), Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mooloolaba Beach, & more) and Maleny Cheese (in Maleny). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for gifts at Chocolate Country, buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Buderim, Opals Down Under
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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