60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  21​h
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
Berlin

9
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get outdoors at Caversham Wildlife Park and Cottesloe Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The House of Honey and Illusionary Art. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Paruna Sanctuary (in Gidgegannup) and Millendon (Fig Tree Estate & Tyler's Vineyard). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, explore the striking landscape of Walyunga National Park, and look for gifts at Entopia Wines.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Perth. April in Perth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Millendon, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Walyunga National Park, Fremantle Markets
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

4
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Island Beach and Stokes Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, make a trip to Emu Ridge, and stroll through Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island travel route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Kangaroo Island in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

12
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at The Australian Natural Soap, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gondwana Rainforest and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Shop till you drop at Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines and Murrumbateman Farmers Market. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Gallagher Wines (in Murrumbateman) and Clyde River National Park (in Batemans Bay). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, pick up some local products at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, and get your game on at iPlay Belconnen.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary site .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in May since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Clyde River National Park, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Gondwana Rainforest
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines ©
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines

10
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Teddy Sinclair. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Leura (The Nook & The Candy Store Leura). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Rick Rutherford's Country, Shelly Beach, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Head to Opals Down Under and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Dicky Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Top Catch Charters) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, look for gifts at MaisyMoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Mooloolaba, Kondalilla National Park, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

5
days
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin visit app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Darwin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Darwin reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Crazy Acres, Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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