23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bulcock Beach and Moffat Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondalilla Falls and Fudgyboombahs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maleny (Maleny Cheese & Sweets On Maple). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Queen Street Mall and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Brisbane. In February, Brisbane is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Caloundra, Montville
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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then get outside with Jetryder. On your second day here, get your game on at Sports Club and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Sports Club ©
Sports Club
Spas & Wellness

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast with the Route module. Traveling from Hamilton Island in February, Gold Coast is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

You and Bamboo
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Fraser Island. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shelly Beach and Wentworth Falls. Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to The Bay Tree Gallery in Berrima (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and stroll through Clovelly.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

The Bay Tree Gallery, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to The Mill Markets or Degraves Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Collins St/Swanston St. Venture out of the city with trips to Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs), Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen) and Convent Gallery (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trips

Daylesford, Eastern Beach Reserve, Portal 108, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

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