19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Berriedale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, shop like a local with Melbourne Central, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Blue Mountains National Park and see Pulpit Rock Lookout, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Marina Mirage. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online travel planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Arthur by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, Port Arthur is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berriedale.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Taranna
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Federation Artisan Chocolate ©
Federation Artisan Chocolate

1
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Berriedale

Berriedale ©
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and then examine the collection at Mona.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berriedale trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Berriedale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Berriedale, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Berriedale

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

1
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Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of The Old Umbrella Shop, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Launceston vacation website .

Getting from Berriedale to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop
The Old Umbrella Shop ©
The Old Umbrella Shop

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