60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
9
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 26th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

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Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

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Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Lincoln's Rock, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay May 8 — 16:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): do a tasting at Hungerford Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, then stroll around Speers Point Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines, learn about winemaking at Waverley Estate, then do a tasting at Harkham Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Newcastle Memorial Walk, Speers Point Park, Ernest Hill Wines
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Little Beach Reserve and then kick back and relax at One Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fingal Bay Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay trip builder site .

You can drive from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

One Mile Beach, Fingal Bay Beach, Tomaree Head
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls.

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

Traveling by flight from Nelson Bay to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nelson Bay in May, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, SunJet Simulations, Kondalilla Falls, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay May 20 — 26:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth road trip app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Perth by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Perth is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, The Railway Museum, Caversham Wildlife Park, Kent Street Weir, Lake Claremont
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

6
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 20th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 21st (Fri) at Maria Island National Park. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, enjoy some diversion at The Hobart Real Tennis Club, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art, Maria Island National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 22:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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