60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Albany
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

13
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. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Dee Why Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Bronte Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 16:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

12
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Somers Beach (in Somers). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gunnamatta Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour builder .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gunnamatta Beach, Chelsea Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Somers Beach, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 28:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

10
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll get in some beach time at Cheynes Beach and Greens Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Cosy Corner Beach and Nanarup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Denmark (Anvil Beach, Ocean Beach, & more) and South Coast WoodWorks Gallery (in Youngs Siding). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Torndirrup National Park. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Porongurup National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, explore the activities along Cable Beach, and explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Albany road trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Albany in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Albany due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 7:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

10
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.
Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cedars and Port Adelaide Uniting Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, enjoy the sand and surf at Boomer Beach, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide itinerary planning app .

Getting from Albany to Adelaide by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Adelaide. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Greenock, Hahndorf, Port Elliot, Fox Creek Wines, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 18:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

13
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.
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Samurai Gallery Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach), Port Douglas (Safaris, Coffee Works, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, kick back and relax at Nudey Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Adelaide to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Sugarworld Waterpark
Find places to stay Feb 18 — Mar 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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