60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Mooloolaba
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Noosa
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane sightseeing planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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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

7
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.
Step out of Gold Coast to go to Kingscliff and see Watersports Guru, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour planning site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

7
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Yamba (Main Beach Yamba & Turners Beach), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Books and Stuff (in Lismore). On the 3rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tallow Beach, go for a walk through Lennox Head Boardwalk, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip maker site .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lennox Head, Yamba, Books and Stuff, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Gallery One88, & more) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

10
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

8
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba day trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Mooloolaba by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mooloolaba, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Thrill Hill Waterslide, Mount Ninderry, Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

10
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth), Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Coolum Beach (Oz Ski Resort & Emu Mountain). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, hike along Mount Cooroora, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Noosa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Pomona, Coolum Beach, Noosa Botanic Gardens, Noosa Horses
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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