42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

13
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Nielsen Park
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

13
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
days
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild life Hamilton Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get your game on at Sports Club.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

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Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in February since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Surfers Paradise, Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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