60 days in Australia, Cape Town & Barbados Itinerary

60 days in Australia, Cape Town & Barbados Itinerary

Created using Inspirock travel planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Cairns, Australia
— 7 nights
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 8 nights
3
Sydney, Australia
— 12 nights
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights
5
Perth, Australia
— 7 nights
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
7
Saint James Parish, Barbados
— 6 nights

7
nights
Cairns, Australia

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: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas), Port Douglas (GBR Helicopters -Tours, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more) and Kuranda Rainforest Journeys (in Kuranda). Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick your exploration up a notch at AJ Hackett Cairns, and don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planning site.

Edinburgh, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Red Arrow Walk, Daintree National Park, Kuranda Rainforest Journeys
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
GBR Helicopters -Tours ©
GBR Helicopters -Tours

8
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre (in Eumundi), Noosa (Noosa Main Beach, Laguna Lookout, &more) and Caloundra (MaisyMoo, Caloundra Jet Ski, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Wirreanda Park
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Caloundra Jet Ski ©
Caloundra Jet Ski
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

12
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (Wentworth Falls, Charles Darwin walk, &more), Elysian Rock Lookout (in Leura) and Katoomba (Gallery One88, Blue Mountains, &more). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi, The National Pass, Lennox Bridge
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

8
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Paragliding (in Jan Juc), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Great Ocean Road Paragliding, The Great Ocean Road, EscapeXperience, Woodlands Park, Jewish Holocaust Centre
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

7
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Pinnaroo Point Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and paddle through the water with Rivergods Kayak Adventures - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hillarys, Qi reflexology and massage, Scarborough Beach, Top Gun Tours, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay May 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Top Gun Tours ©
Top Gun Tours
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

8
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary builder website.

Getting from Perth to Cape Town by flight takes about 19 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint James Parish.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

6
nights
Saint James Parish, Barbados

Saint James Parish ©
Saint James Parish, with its white sand coastline and modern coastal developments, has gained a reputation as a favorite haunt of the rich and famous.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint James Parish: Bathsheba (Andromeda Botanic Gardens & Bathsheba Beach) and Saint Philip Parish (Sunbury Plantation House, Bottom Bay, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Harrison's Cave., tour the pleasant surroundings at Dover Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Carlisle Bay, and steep yourself in history at Garrison Savannah.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint James Parish travel planning website.

Fly from Cape Town to Saint James Parish in 29 hours. Traveling from Cape Town to Saint James Parish, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Saint James Parish, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint James Parish

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bridgetown, Saint Philip Parish, Bathsheba, Saint Peter Parish, Saint Thomas Parish
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hunte's Gardens ©
Hunte's Gardens
Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Harrison's Cave. ©
Harrison's Cave.

Similar plans

8 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 21 days in Melbourne SEE PLAN February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Melbourne & Port Douglas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in Melbourne & Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 1 day in Queensland & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in South America, Canada & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Cape Town, Bazaruto Archipelago & Swakopmund BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans