60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Canberra
— 8 nights
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Sydney
— 15 nights
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Byron Bay
— 8 nights
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Cairns
— 19 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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: National Wool Museum (in Geelong), Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend) and Daylesford (Spas & St Peter's Church). 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Frankston, Geelong, Torquay, St Kilda
Highlights from your plan
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

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Canberra

Canberra ©
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 Australian National Botanic Gardens and Selwyn Snow Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Paddys River, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through ANZAC Parade Walk, ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, browse the collection at National Library of Australia, and get in on the family fun at Cockington Green.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Selwyn Snow Resort, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Highlights from your plan
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Australian National Botanic Gardens
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visiting Wentworth Falls and Terrigal Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Leura (Leuralla, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, &more), Distillery Botanica (in Erina) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, &more). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the streets of The Rocks, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and hike along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 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

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Bowral, Bondi, Marist Wines
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

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Byron Bay

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 Spas. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery, head outdoors with Hastings Point Headland, and take a peaceful walk through Victoria Park Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay holiday planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Broken Head, Kingscliff, Tyagarah Nature Reserve, Ophir Reserve, Hastings Point Headland
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru

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Cairns

Cairns ©
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 Australian Sugar Industry Museum. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Atherton (Mount Bartle Frere & The Crystal Caves) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns route planner.

You can fly from Byron Bay to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Cairns is a bit warmer than Byron Bay - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Mareeba, Millaa Millaa, Atherton
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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