60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Berlin


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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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and make a trip to Green Island.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and identify plant and animal life at Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions planning website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville visit planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, Townsville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts, take a tour by water with Whitsunday Boat Hire, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Getting from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Transportation

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in July since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Fossil Bay Lookout about 30 minutes away.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Port Arthur. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, expect Port Arthur to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fossil Bay Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

6
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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 15th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Cranbrook, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Spion Kopf Lookout (in Queenstown), Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan vacation planning website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Frenchmans Cap, Zeehan Rock Shop, Spion Kop Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

5
nights
Launceston

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Aurora Stadium.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Delamere Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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