60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Canberra
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Sydney
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Byron Bay
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Cairns
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Torquay Front Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ArtVo and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend), Daylesford (Spas & St Peter's Church) and National Wool Museum (in Geelong). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Portrait Gallery and Old Parliament House. Get a sense of the local culture at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and National Museum of Australia. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Selwyn Snow Resort in Cooma, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Cockington Green, and make a trip to National Library of Australia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip builder tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Visiting Wentworth Falls Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Distillery Botanica (in Erina), Leura (Leuralla, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, &more) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney planning site.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Belongil Beach and Broken Head Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape of Victoria Park Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Tyagarah Nature Reserve, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay road trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and The Crystal Caves. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Mount Bartle Frere (in Atherton), Australian Sugar Industry Museum (in Mourilyan) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Byron Bay in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.