60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Cape Bridgewater
— 8 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Manly
— 9 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines, The House of Honey, & more), Whiteman (Caversham Wildlife Park & Whiteman Park) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, The Fremantle Round House, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Upper Reach Winery, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth itinerary planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Perth is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Fremantle, Herne Hill, Millendon, Swan Valley, West Swan
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

13
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 11th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Bridgewater.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

8
nights
Cape Bridgewater

Cape Bridgewater ©
Cape Bridgewater is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria located on the western shore of Bridgewater Bay about south-west of Portland and about west of Melbourne.The area was settled in the 1860s by the Henty family who had settled nearby Portland, and a post office opened in 1863 (closed 1968) though known as Bridgewater Lower for some years.Both Cape Bridgewater and Bridgewater Bay were named by named after the Duke of Bridgewater (1756-1829), by Lieutenant James Grant sailing on the Lady Nelson on 4 December 1800.Cape Bridgewater includes the following protected areas within its boundaries - the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and the Mount Richmond National Park.Cape Bridgewater is home to a colony of up to 650 fur seals and has the highest coastal cliff in Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Bridgewater: Portland (Cape Nelson lighthouse, Cape Nelson State Park, & more), Pierrepoint Wines (in Tarrington) and Hamilton (MacKenzie Falls, Nigretta Falls, & more). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Mount Eccles National Park. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Mount Richmond National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves, make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Rouse, and take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Bridgewater trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cape Bridgewater takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Cape Bridgewater, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Cape Bridgewater

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland, Hamilton, Mount Eccles National Park, Mount Rouse, Princess Margaret Rose Caves
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Nigretta Falls ©
Nigretta Falls
Pierrepoint Wines ©
Pierrepoint Wines
Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park

9
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
When in Manly, make a side trip to see Convict Trail in Wisemans Ferry, approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Shelly Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manly online route planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Bridgewater to Manly takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Bridgewater in October; daily highs in Manly reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. You will leave for Sydney on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Manly

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Convict Trail
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

12
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Katoomba Falls), Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning app .

Sydney is just a short distance from Manly. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Taronga Zoo, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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