23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

5
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: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planning site .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns visit planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 8th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for little chillier nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Dreamworld and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of Sydney: examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyde Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Nielsen Park
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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