60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Torquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

5
nights
Darwin

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Darwin Aviation Museum and Nomad Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin sightseeing planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In September in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Visiting Owen Springs Reserve and Ormiston Gorge will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs planning site .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Darwin in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Ormiston Gorge
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Timers Mine and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Breakaways Conservation Park and Catacomb Church. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy road trip website .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and McLaren Vale III Associate wines. Visiting Cleland Wildlife Park and Gorge Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham), Shingleback Wine Cellar Door (in McLaren Vale) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Granite Island, relax in the rural setting at Beerenberg Farm, appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Raukkan Church.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coober Pedy in October; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Monarto Zoo, Granite Island, Cleland Wildlife Park, Riesling Trail
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then stroll through Logan's Beach, and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade, then get a new perspective on things with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Adelaide to Port Fairy in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Port Campbell National Park and The Twelve Apostles. Get in touch with nature at London Bridge and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, make a trip to The Grotto, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, and explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Wreck Beach
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mait's Rest and Kennet River Koala Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and Carisbrook Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, look for gifts at High on Heels, don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road, and explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay holiday planning tool .

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Kennet River Koala Walk
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Erskine Falls. Visiting Lorne Beach and Won Wondah & Henderson Falls will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Torquay to Lorne to see Teddy's Lookout about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, stroll through Anglesea Bike Park, and kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Torquay holiday maker website .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Torquay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Geelong, Anglesea Bike Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Melbourne Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, and experience rural life at Bassine Specialty Cheeses.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary tool .

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bassine Specialty Cheeses, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

10
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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