60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Dicky Beach (in Caloundra) and Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Glow Worm Caves, Dicky Beach
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Yamba (Main Beach Yamba & Pippi Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay day trip tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Byron Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

6
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coffs Harbour: V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads), South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol) and Dorrigo (Dorrigo National Park & Dangar Falls). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach, make a trip to Cunningham’s Big Bunch, look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour route maker site .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Byron Bay in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorrigo, South West Rocks, The Honey Place, V-Wall
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:
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Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
The Big Banana ©
The Big Banana

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 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 29:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and stroll through National Zoo and Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

9
nights
Melbourne

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 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 14:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Portsea Back Beach (in Portsea). There's lots more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Portsea Back Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Torquay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Griffiths Island, The Grotto, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

4
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Tanunda is known for wineries, fun & games, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tanunda day trip website .

Drive from Warrnambool to Tanunda in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Marananga, Williamstown, Greenock, Angaston
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot), Fox Creek Wines (in McLaren Vale) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

You can drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Adelaide are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Glenelg, The Cedars, Fox Creek Wines, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Cedars ©
The Cedars

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