60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 16 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Yamba
— 13 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Sydney
— 15 nights
End: Sydney

13
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, stroll through Thornton Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Sugarworld Waterpark, Glacier Rock Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

16
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Dicky Beach), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and get in on the family fun at Dreamworld.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Gold Coast to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Caloundra, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Broken Head Beach
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

13
nights
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Get out of town with these interesting Yamba side-trips: Evans Head (Razorback Lookout, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, & more), Iluka (Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor & Iluka Rainforest Walking Track) and Broadwater (Wavebreak Island & Broadwater National Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Turners Beach, take in the waterfront at Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba, and get great views at Maclean Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamba route planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Yamba by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yamba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maclean, Ballina, Evans Head, Iluka, Spooky Beach
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Razorback Lookout ©
Razorback Lookout
Ballina Head Lookout ©
Ballina Head Lookout

15
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: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Traveling by car from Yamba to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Sydney Harbour National Park, The National Pass
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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