18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
5
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Beijing

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nan Tien Temple and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker tool .

Beijing, China to Sydney is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in July, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Immigration Museum and St Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday builder tool .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Broome.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Broome

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and stroll through Cable Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect Broome to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Dolphin Quay, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth journey builder site .

Fly from Broome to Perth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in July, you will find days in Perth are much colder (21°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Mandurah, Helicopter Tours, Rockingham Beach
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Dolphin Quay ©
Dolphin Quay
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

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