60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Maroochydore
— 5 nights
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Toowoomba
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 4 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Townsville
— 4 nights
Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Yamba
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Yamba
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Canberra
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
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Maroochydore

— 5 nights
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Maroochydore side-trips: Island Gondola (in Bribie Island), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Montville (Montville Art Gallery, Kondalilla Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Cartwright, see the top attractions with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, and kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Maroochydore using our trip planner.

Brisbane to Maroochydore is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Toowoomba

— 1 night
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at First Coat Outdoor Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Cobb+Co Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Milne Bay Military Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Toowoomba day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maroochydore to Toowoomba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Maroochydore in June, plan for little chillier nights in Toowoomba, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Melbourne

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Toowoomba to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toowoomba in June, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Adelaide

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars (in Greenock) and Tscharke Wines (in Marananga). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Perth

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and relax and rejuvenate at Qi reflexology and massage.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Adelaide in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Broome

— 4 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Perth to Broome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Darwin

— 5 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Broome in July since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Cairns

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Flagstaff Hill Lookout, &more). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Cairns is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

Townsville

— 4 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Step out of Townsville with an excursion to Hinchinbrook Island in Cardwell--about 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Townsville, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Yamba

— 2 nights
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Brendan L Watkins Gold and Silversmith, then look for gifts at Kitchen To Table Pty Ltd, then get great views at Maclean Lookout, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Angourie Walking Track. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Turners Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Clarence River Lighthouse, and then relax in the rural setting at Cardiff Alpacas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamba visit planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Yamba. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Townsville in July: high temperatures in Yamba hover around 23°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Yamba

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Sydney

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, The Three Sisters, &more) and Blackheath (Day Gallery & Gallery Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at 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 snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder.

You can drive from Yamba to Sydney in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yamba in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

Canberra

— 5 nights

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at Astral Float Studio, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and stop by Trove Canberra.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Canberra is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

Brisbane

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane route planner.

Getting from Canberra to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:

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.