60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  28​h
1
Tanunda
— 6 nights
+4
bus + train + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
Brighton
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Caloundra
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Cairns
— 7 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
11
Kakadu National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
12
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  21​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

6
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Tanunda is known for wineries, fun & games, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tanunda trip maker .

Birmingham, UK to Tanunda is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Tanunda is 9 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in March, things will get much warmer in Tanunda: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Angaston, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Gibson Wines
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Tanunda to Lord Howe Island in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tanunda to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

8
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 Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freshwater Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Mar 24 — Apr 1:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

1
night
Brighton

Brighton ©
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brighton road trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Brighton by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Brighton are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Wildlife
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately 1h 35 min away. Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Brighton to Gold Coast with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brighton in April: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach and then stroll through Dicky Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Caloundra day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Caloundra are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fraser Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Daintree Entomological museum, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and stop by With Sugar.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park visit app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Kakadu National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Mettam's Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Sittella Fine Wines (in Herne Hill), Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon) and Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Tyler's Vineyard, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perth day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kakadu National Park to Perth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kakadu National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Perth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Trigg, Cottesloe Beach, Kato's 3000 Grapes, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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