60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
St Helens
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Kewarra Beach
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Zurich

7
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Sydney. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
day
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to St Helens with the Route module. In February, St Helens is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty.

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

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, East Coast Natureworld, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mona, and enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach.

Planning Hobart trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mona, Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tarraleah trip maker tool .

Drive from Port Arthur to Tarraleah in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Trails, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Devils Gullet Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route planner .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Devils Gullet Lookout
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Melbourne trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kewarra Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Marina Mirage, Buderim Forest Park, Conondale National Park
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 22:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

6
nights
Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Myall Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kewarra Beach: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more) and Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kewarra Beach trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Kewarra Beach. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Kewarra Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Kewarra Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 28:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kewarra Beach to Darwin. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Crazy Acres, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Alice Springs

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in April, plan for slightly colder days in Alice Springs, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

8
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.
Fremantle Prison and Tyler's Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah) and Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Quinns Rocks Beach, and do a tasting at Olive Farm Wines.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Swan Valley, Herne Hill, Fremantle, Rollerzone
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 12:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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