60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  29​h
6
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards, Kalleske Wines, & more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, admire all the interesting features of The Cedars, and look for gifts at Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Adelaide. September in Adelaide sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Williamstown, Marananga, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner ©
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
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, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, enjoy some diversion at AIS - Australian Institute of Sport, and get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in September since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). Spend the 17th (Mon) 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 Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

Find out how to plan Sydney trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Kondalilla National Park, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

8
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, Coffee Works, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
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.
Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Darwin holiday planner.

Getting from Cairns to Darwin by car takes about 29 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Darwin at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Spend the 14th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Macquarie Island, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mona, and explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Hobart takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in October; daily highs in Hobart reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmania, Museum of Old and New Art, Three Capes Track, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

10
nights
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 with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Fri) 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, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate, & more), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stop by Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bennett Brook Railway, and take in the exciting artwork at Illusionary Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth trip maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Herne Hill, Whiteman, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Upper Reach Winery
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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