60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
5
Canberra
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Werribee
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Annie's Ladies Boutique). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In February, Cairns is much hotter than Dusseldorf - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stop by With Sugar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

4
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Queanbeyan Museum
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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
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Werribee.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Werribee: Rosebud Park Golf Course (in Rosebud) and McCrae Beach (in McCrae). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at You Yangs Regional Park. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo and see the interesting displays at Scienceworks.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Werribee trip builder site .

Werribee is just a short distance from Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

McCrae Beach, Rosebud Park Golf Course, You Yangs Regional Park, Scienceworks
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
You Yangs Regional Park ©
You Yangs Regional Park

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 16th (Sat), Head underground at Marakoopa Cave.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mole Creek road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Werribee to Mole Creek with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Mole Creek when traveling from Werribee in March, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature Parks
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Scottsdale (Mount William National Park & North East Rail Trail), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Launceston takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Scottsdale, St Columba Falls Reserve, Notley Fern Gorge
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
City Park ©
City Park

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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Spend a day of island exploring on the 22nd (Fri) at Maria Island National Park. On the 26th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Macquarie Island, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Tasmania, Kingston Beach, Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

5
nights
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 Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Claremont.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in March, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mandurah, Lake Claremont, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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