23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
Manchester

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation website .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 8th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne Zoo

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Dicky Beach (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, cool off at Dreamworld, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Glow Worm Caves, Dicky Beach
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and make a trip to Henry Ross Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Henry Ross Lookout
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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