60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  31​h
1
Alice Springs
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 16 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

12
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, appreciate the views at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

Before you visit Alice Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Munich, Germany to Alice Springs is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Munich to Alice Springs. When traveling from Munich in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 28:
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

13
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Featherdale Wildlife Park. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Redhead Beach (in Redhead). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

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

Getting from Alice Springs to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Bilgola Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Tugun Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Broken Head (Broken Head Beach & Broken Head Nature Reserve), Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads) and Byron Bay (Wategos Beach, Thomgallery, & more). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Darlington Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, and stroll through Burleigh Head National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker app .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head, Lennox Head, Lighthouse Beach, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay May 12 — 28:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (With Sugar & Opal Reef). Spend the 29th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cow Bay, Rex Lookout, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Paronella Park
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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