60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Belfast

9
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Olive Farm Wines, & more) and Herne Hill (The House of Honey, Illusionary Art, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bennett Brook Railway, take in the exciting artwork at The Sacred India Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth vacation builder website .

Belfast, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in March, expect Perth to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Herne Hill, Millendon, Baskerville, Henley Brook
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in March, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra (MaisyMoo & Kings Beach), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 31st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba 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

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

16
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 17th (Wed) 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 nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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