24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Cardiff
train + Fly:  27​h
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Perth
— 1 night
Fly + train:  23​h 15​min
Cardiff

6
days
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 Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Central. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planning website .

Cardiff, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. When traveling from Cardiff in November, plan for much warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Australian Wine Centrefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, then identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online travel planner .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

3
days
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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Victoria Bridge Abutment are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the views from Story Bridge, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment

2
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at Charlesworth Nuts, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Thorn-Clarke Wines, and then stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online route planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Adelaide in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Thorn-Clarke Wines, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Between the Vines Cellar Door, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ozone Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at The House of Honey, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth travel route builder .

Getting from Adelaide to Perth by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

The House of Honey, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, Bells Rapids Park, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park

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