60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Hobart
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Dusseldorf

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 Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary maker app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in January, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, stroll through Tugun Beach, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 8:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Freshwater Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, The National Pass, Bronte Beach, Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 18:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Opossum Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Rocky Cape National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Port Arthur, Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Hinsby Beach
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 26:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Ocean Beach, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 7:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach, then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, then kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, then stop by Willie Creek Pearls Cable Beach Showroom, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip maker app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Broome hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

11
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and Tyler's Vineyard. Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to South Beach Recreation Reserve (in Fremantle), Herne Hill (Illusionary Art & Talijancich Wines) and Rockingham (Palm Beach, Rockingham Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Fig Tree Estate, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Perth itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in March, things will get slightly colder in Perth: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, Millendon, Fremantle, Mandurah, Trigg
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 20:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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