60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 16 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

14
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Campbelltown Arts Centre (in Campbelltown), Mittagong (BEE Mead, Bou-saada Vineyard and Wines, & more) and Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets (in Glenbrook). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building, and get curious at Powerhouse Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Mittagong, Albion Park Rail, Manly, Blackheath
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

16
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Nimbin (Nimbin Craft Galler & Nimbin Rocks), Blue Knob Hall Gallery (in Lillian Rock) and Chocolates on Gallery Walk (in Eagle Heights). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Mount French National Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, get outside with Hastings Point Headland, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lismore, Nimbin, Ballina, Pat Morton Lookout, Mount French National Park
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

14
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: Montville (Kondalilla National Park & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith), Maleny (Maleny Golf Club & Obi Boardwalk) and Caboolture (Centenary Lakes & Abbey Church). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Caboolture, Kingston, Mooloolaba, Maleny
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

15
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Frankston (Wells Street Market & Ballam Park Homestead), Pinnacles Lookout (in Cape Woolamai) and Rhyll Jetty (in Rhyll). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Drysdale, Healesville, Ballarat, Werribee, Frankston
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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