60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
13
Darwin
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Zurich


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5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mandurah Cruises and Caversham Wildlife Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle), Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). Make the 28th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Penguin Island, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and let the kids burn off some steam at Zanthorrea Nursery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Perth is 7 hours. While traveling from Zurich, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Penguin Island, Zanthorrea Nursery, Secret Harbour Beach, Warnbro Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Lane Pool Reserve ©
Lane Pool Reserve
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Blowhole Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Morgan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga), Victor Harbor (Kaiki Walk - Granite Island & Granite Island) and Waitpinga Beach (in Waitpinga). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Deep Creek Conservation Park, kick back and relax at West Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach, and admire the sheer force of Ingalalla Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide sightseeing planner .

Fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Delamere, Horseshoe Bay, Semaphore Beach, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
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West Beach ©
West Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

5
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Floriade and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra Centenary Trail. Step out of Canberra to go to Laurel Hill and see Sugar Pine Walk, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, explore the striking landscape at National Rock Garden, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sugar Pine Walk
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Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Sugar Pine Walk ©
Sugar Pine Walk
Canberra Centenary Trail ©
Canberra Centenary Trail

5
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 outdoors at Jenolan Caves and Featherdale Wildlife Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountains and Manly Scenic Walkway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Wollongong (Port Kembla Beach & Beach Cove Belmore Basin) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach, stroll through Bilgola Beach, and see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Palm Beach, Bilgola Beach, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Healesville Sanctuary. We've included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and St. Kilda Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park), Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea) and Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Spas & Wellness). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River and don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip website .

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Anglesea Bike Park, Healesville Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, stop by Providore 24, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Stanley to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lobster Ponds, Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Escape the urban bustle at Devils @ Cradle and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Overland Track and Philosopher Falls. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Philosopher Falls
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hike along Westmorland Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and finally experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mole Creek trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

4
nights
Launceston

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at The Tamar Valley and Ben Lomond National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to City Park and Seahorse World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and North East Rail Trail (in Scottsdale). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route builder app .

Getting from Mole Creek to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, North East Rail Trail
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Duck Hole Lake Walk. You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). On the 4th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route planner.

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Seven Mile Beach, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Maria Island National Park, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Friendly Beaches. Step off the beaten path and head to East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 10th (Fri), stop by The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St Helens using our trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

8
nights
Darwin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Berry Springs Nature Park and Buley Rockhole. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park) and Berry Springs (Territory Wildlife Park & Crazy Acres). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, take a tour by water with Offshore Boats, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Darwin online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from St Helens to Darwin. While traveling from St Helens, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Berry Springs, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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