38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 21 nights
Sydney

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 4th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Sea World Theme Park
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Fingal Head Lighthouse

2
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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 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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

2
days
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at National Wool Museum, then stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and then visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Split Point Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Erskine Falls
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

2
days
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): stop by High on Heels, then stroll through Great Ocean Walk, and then hike along Mait's Rest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip maker website .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, Kennet River Koala Walk
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
days
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Johanna Beach, then kick back and relax at Wreck Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown online visit planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Johanna Beach, Wreck Beach
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach, then do a tasting at Basalt Wines, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Allansford Cheese World and Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Infant Jesus, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool journey planner.

Getting from Princetown to Warrnambool by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Basalt Wines, Church of the Infant Jesus
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Warrnambool to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Aldinga Beach
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): engage your brain at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Ginninderra Village. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Blundells' Cottage, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then don't miss a visit to Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

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Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

22
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach), The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney online visit planner .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Taronga Zoo, Vaucluse House, Avalon Beach, Palm Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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