60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Sydney
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 20 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 18 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

16
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.
The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freshwater Beach.

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

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Taronga Zoo, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

20
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chenrezig Institute and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Your inner history buff will appreciate Caloundra Lighthouses and Newstead House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Main Beach (Marina Mirage & Sea World Theme Park), Surfers Paradise (Surfer's Paradise Beach, Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, & more) and Caloundra (Kings Beach, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, & more). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip builder .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach, Buderim
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 9th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then see the interesting displays at The Residency, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

18
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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