19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
London

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. In February, Sydney is much warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
days
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 8th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre and then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Get some cultural insight at Degraves Street and Melbourne Museum. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gold Coast in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
days
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Le Grand National Park. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, and then make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Esperance trip maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Esperance by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Esperance. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge
Esperance Whale Tail ©
Esperance Whale Tail

2
days
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 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, then shop like a local with Fremantle Markets, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Perth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Esperance in February: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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