22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Coonawarra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Durham

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Durham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Eastern Beach Reserve
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, and finally take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Timers Mine.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Coober Pedy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Coober Pedy reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

2
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Penley Estate and Bellwether. Get some historical perspective at Petticoat Lane and Sharam Cottage. There's more to do: do a tasting at DiGiorgio Family Wines.

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Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Coonawarra with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Coober Pedy in September, with highs in Coonawarra at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Coonawarra

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Penola
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
DiGiorgio Family Wines ©
DiGiorgio Family Wines
Bellwether ©
Bellwether

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, and then stroll through Robe Beach.

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Drive from Coonawarra to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

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#Wineries, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mount Gambier travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Robe to Mount Gambier takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

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#Parks, #Nature
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Island Beach and Stokes Beach. Popular historic sites such as Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and make a trip to Emu Ridge.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel route builder tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

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Getting from Kangaroo Island to Gold Coast by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

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#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Clovelly, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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