60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 14 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

14
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.
The Perth Mint and Stirling Cottage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at The Shipwreck Galleries and Western Australian Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandurah (Mandurah Cruises, Len Howard Conservation Park, & more), Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience (in Dryandra) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). On the 10th (Tue), spend the day exploring the area around Logue Brook Dam. Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip app .

Munich, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Harvey, Mandurah, New Norcia, Aviation Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 17:
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
The Shipwreck Galleries ©
The Shipwreck Galleries

14
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Explore hidden gems such as Jenolan Caves and Kiama Blowhole. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, & more), Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Hartley Historic Village (in Little Hartley). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Sydney is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Perth in September, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hartley Historic Village, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Sep 17 — Oct 2:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

15
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Heads Beach and Main Range National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Main Range National Park, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Conondale National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 17:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

13
nights
Cairns

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.
Visit Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Spy & Camera Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Horses in Port, & more). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

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 October, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cow Bay, Palm Cove, Herberton, Atherton Tablelands
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 30:
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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