60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 13 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Lorne
— 1 day
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 9 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Wangetti
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 11 nights
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Sydney — 13 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tamarama Beach, Whale Beach, Palm Beach, and other attractions. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Degraves Street and don't miss a visit to Lygon Street.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Torquay.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Torquay — 1 night

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You've added Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Torquay Surfing Academy, Bells Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), take a tour by water with Torquay Surfing Academy, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, then kick back and relax at Torquay Front Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay trip app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lorne.
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Lorne — 1 day

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Teddy's Lookout as well as Kennet River Koala Walk. On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then stroll through Kennet River Koala Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lorne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay — 2 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Otway National Park, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, The Redwoods, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Tue), join in the after-dark buzz at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park and then glide peacefully along the water with Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You've added Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, Port Campbell Hotel Craypot Bistro, Port Campbell National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): go for a walk through Port Campbell Scenic Lookout.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Melbourne.
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Parks · Nature · Nightlife
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Melbourne — 9 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Midsumma Festival, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Enchanted Adventure in Arthurs Seat (about 1h 15 min away). See even more of Melbourne: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 6:

Brisbane — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally stroll around Roma Street Parkland. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

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

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Fri) at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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Cairns — 3 nights

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've added Barron Falls, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Babinda Boulders, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 6 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, Flagstaff Hill Lookout and Sunday Market Port Douglas. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will leave for Wangetti on the 20th (Mon).
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Wangetti — 3 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour and then get great views at Rex Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wangetti online travel route planner.

Wangetti is just a stone's throw from Port Douglas. In February, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 11 nights

Powerhouse Museum has been added to your itinerary. Explore Sydney further: enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app.

You can fly from Wangetti to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wangetti in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Mon).
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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