60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Euston, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 14 nights
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Melbourne
— 13 nights
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Sydney
— 12 nights
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Cairns
— 17 nights
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Perth

— 14 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: Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

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Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 90°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Melbourne

— 13 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Lara Heritage and Historical Museum (in Lara). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Sydney

— 12 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & The Giant Stairway). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

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Cairns

— 17 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Flagstaff Hill Lookout, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.