60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Perth
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Broome
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Darwin
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Cairns
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Sydney
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Melbourne

— 8 nights

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.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Sorrento (Sorrento Park & WaterMaarq) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 9 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Port Noarlunga (Port Noarlunga Reef & Jubilee Adventure Playground), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and have fun at Dunstan Adventure Playground.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide tour builder tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. In December in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Perth

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Perth Wake Park (in Baldivis), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Scitech, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and stroll through Caversham Wildlife Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: highs in Perth hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Broome

— 6 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, buy something for everyone on your list at Johnny Chi Lane, stop by Willie Creek Pearls Chinatown Showroom, and get great views at The Roebuck Bay Lookout.

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Fly from Perth to Broome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in January, Broome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Darwin

— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery (Darwin), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darwin travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cairns

— 9 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a short side trip with Day Trips, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning tool.

Getting from Darwin to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sydney

— 14 nights

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Narrow Neck Trail, Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, &more), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.