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
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Zurich

11
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Government House. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The National Pass, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Sydney is 9 hours. In December, Sydney is warmer than Zurich - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Wanda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 29:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and St Joseph's Church. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 7:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and Cleland Wildlife Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cedars and Adelaide Oval. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Nuriootpa (Yelland & Papps, Wolf Blass, & more), Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley) and Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards & Kalleske Wines). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield and look for gifts at Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanunda, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, Greenock
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 16:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
The Cedars ©
The Cedars

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Agincourt Reef, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in January since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip website .

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park, Crazy Acres
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, and take in the exciting artwork at Jila Arts.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in January, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are little chillier (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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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

9
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and Bennett Brook Railway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tyler's Vineyard and The Perth Mint. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Millendon (Olive Farm Wines & Fig Tree Estate) and Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the water at your own pace with Mandurah Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park, and kick back and relax at Warnbro Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth travel route planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Perth by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in February, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Baskerville, Whiteman, Rockingham
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 12:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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