23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
London

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Congwong Beach, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

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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. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
days
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in November, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then examine the collection at Federation Square, and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 27th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Battery Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Hobart hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point ©
Battery Point
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

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Getting from Hobart to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

2
days
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. On the next day, engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
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.
Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Botanical Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe (in Tolga). Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tolga, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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