Route & dates
30 days in Australia Itinerary
bus + Fly: 25h
Sydney— 8 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Gold Coast— 6 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
Hobart— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Launceston— 2 nights
Melbourne— 7 nights
Fly + bus: 25h
The Harbour City
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.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and The National Pass. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online day trip planner .
Jerusalem, Israel to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Sydney is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.
Things to do in Sydney
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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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.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Sanctuary Markets. Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Dicky Beach in Caloundra, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour 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. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.
Things to do in Gold Coast
Dicky Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Tasmania's Capital City
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.Popular historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mona and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder website .
You can fly from Gold Coast to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
Things to do in Hobart
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Macquarie Island, Opossum Bay Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
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The Heart of Tasmania
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.On the 16th (Wed), stop by Goaty Hill Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, learn about winemaking at Entally Estate, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then look for gifts at Windermere Woodcrafts, and finally stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .
You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hobart in October, Launceston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Launceston
Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Windermere Woodcrafts
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Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .
Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Launceston in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Melbourne
St. Kilda Beach
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