11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

1
day
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. In May, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

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Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street and then get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Degraves Street, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
days
Sydney

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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