60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 10 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
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Sydney

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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, explore the galleries of ATTY Gallery, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online road trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 11:

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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with Sundive Byron Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

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Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, don't miss a visit to Hastings Street, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Noosa route planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island route app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catseye Beach (in Hamilton Island) and Daydream Island (Daydream Island Day Spa & Daydream Island Living Reef). Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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Cairns

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.
Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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Perth

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Mandurah (Creery Wetlands Nature Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, &more). Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth tour planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Perth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 14:

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Little Bang Brewing Company, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Plan trip to Kangaroo Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

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Melbourne

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

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Sydney

The Harbour City

Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Enjoy Sydney some more: contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art, and learn more about the world around you at Australian Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.