18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Hamilton Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Adelaide takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Cleland Wildlife Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, then look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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