60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
7
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + shuttle + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
Torquay
— 4 nights
10
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). On the 25th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, stroll through The National Pass, and take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Leura, Charles Darwin walk
Find places to stay May 19 — 25:
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Evans Lookout ©
Evans Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines, learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Speers Point Park, then do a tasting at Hungerford Hill Wines, and then do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin visit planning website .

Getting from Katoomba to Pokolbin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Ernest Hill Wines, Newcastle Memorial Walk, Speers Point Park
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

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.
Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

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Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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

6
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: Maleny (Obi Boardwalk & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane attractions planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Gold Coast, Dicky 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

6
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Cape Trib Farm, & more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

7
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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Boab Boat Cairns, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
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: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield). Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia.

Plan trip to Adelaide with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Langmeil Winery, The Cedars, Murray Street Vineyards, Seppeltsfield, Flaxman Wines
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders), The Two Bays Walking Track (in Cape Schanck) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's much more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, grab your bike and head to Anglesea Bike Park, stroll through Great Ocean Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Roraima Nursery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Torquay by combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. July in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Anglesea, The Two Bays Walking Track, Cape Otway Lightstation, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Great Ocean Walk
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

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You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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