60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Dubbo
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Brisbane
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Canberra
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

16
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Explore Dubbo's surroundings by going to Glen McGrath Statue (in Narromine), Mudgee (Fairview ArtSpace, Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard, & more) and Two Eight Two Eight (in Gulargambone). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Warrumbungle National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Taronga Western Plains Zoo, don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House, take in nature's colorful creations at Osawano Japanese Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Riverdale Shopping Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo sightseeing website .

Sydney to Dubbo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dubbo when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Dubbo

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mudgee, Parkes, Warrumbungle National Park, Osawano Japanese Garden, Two Eight Two Eight
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 22:
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Distillery Tours

13
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 out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Marina Mirage), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (Surfer's Paradise Beach & Infinity Attraction). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's still lots to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route planner .

Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubbo in April, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Kondalilla National Park
Find places to stay Apr 22 — May 5:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

15
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay May 5 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

14
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Gundagai (Gundagai Museum & The Prince Alfred Bridge) and Murrumbateman (Clonakilla & Four Winds Vineyard). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and engage your brain at Questacon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra visit planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Canberra in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in May; daily highs in Canberra reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Gundagai
Find places to stay May 20 — Jun 4:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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