60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Belmont
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

9
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 22:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Tomaree Head). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Newcastle Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, and head outdoors with Newcastle Ocean Baths.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newcastle journey builder app .

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shoal Bay
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

9
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: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Speed Boats Tours). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 2:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
night
Port Hedland

Port Hedland
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Hedland trip itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Port Hedland. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Port Hedland is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in February: high temperatures in Port Hedland hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Belmont.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

6
nights
Belmont

Belmont ©
The City of Belmont is a local government area in the inner eastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located about 8km east of Perth's central business district on the south bank of the Swan River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belmont: Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate Winery, & more), Cottesloe Beach (in Cottesloe) and Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, explore the activities along Swan River, and view the masterpieces at Illusionary Art.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Belmont road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Hedland to Belmont. Traveling from Port Hedland in February, expect Belmont to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Belmont

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Perth, Millendon, Herne Hill, Malaga, Whiteman
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin is known for museums, beaches, wildlife, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Belmont to Darwin with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belmont to Darwin. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Belmont in February since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan

9
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 Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Henry Ross Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

7
nights
Adelaide

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: The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Primo Estate Winery (in McLaren Vale) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Belair National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, stroll through West Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Adelaide Oval.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Adelaide to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Port Adelaide Uniting Church, The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

11
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 5th (Mon) 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, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday maker .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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