Route & dates
60 days in Australia Itinerary
Perth— 9 nights
Fly: 7h 30min
Darwin— 8 nights
Brisbane— 10 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Sydney— 9 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Melbourne— 10 nights
Fly: 3h 15min
Adelaide— 11 nights
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City of Light
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.Visit Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Talijancich Wines and London Court. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to The House of Honey (in Herne Hill), Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve, The Fremantle Round House, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach and kick back and relax at Halls Head Beach.
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Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Darwin.
Things to do in Perth
Fremantle, Mandurah, Herne Hill, Trigg, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay May 2 — 11:
Outback Capital of the Northern Territory
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.Get in touch with nature at Buley Rockhole and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nomad Art Gallery and Wangi Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park), Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, stroll through Mindil Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rapid Creek Market.
To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker website .
You can fly from Perth to Darwin in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.
Things to do in Darwin
Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Crazy Acres
Find places to stay May 11 — 19:
Australia's New World City
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.Family-friendly places like Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach will thrill your kids. Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast (in Surfers Paradise), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Fudgyboombahs (in Montville). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Newstead House.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planner .
Traveling by flight from Darwin to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in May, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Brisbane
Gold Coast, Caloundra, Double Island Point Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay May 19 — 29:
The Harbour City
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 Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Kids will enjoy Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.
To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .
You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Sydney
Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Nan Tien Temple, The Nook, Congwong Beach
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 7:
Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Shop till you drop at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Explore hidden gems such as Ballarat Wildlife Park and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh), Merricks General Store (in Merricks) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip site .
Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.
Things to do in Melbourne
Ballarat, Merricks General Store, Overwrought, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 17:
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Carrickalinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Minlaton Chocolaterie (in Minlaton), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and Leathersmith and Bush Gallery (in Hahndorf). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Rundle Mall, wander the streets of North Terrace, look for gifts at Thorn-Clarke Wines, and step off the mainland to explore Granite Island.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide itinerary planner .
You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Adelaide
Glenelg, Tanunda, Port Elliot, Mount Compass, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 28:
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