51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

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51 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Perth
— 10 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London

9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at GOMA and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brisbane is 10 hours. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Burleigh Heads, Kurrawa Beach, Conondale National Park, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

9
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.
Visiting Jenolan Caves and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Blue Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

10
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and St. Kilda Beach. Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea). Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Bells Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Anglesea Bike Park
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Spas & Wellness
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

11
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Granite Island and Brighton Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Flat (Beresford Estate Wines & Graham Stevens Wines), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Tanunda (Chateau Tanunda, Rockford Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Aldinga Beach, do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide vacation planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Adelaide are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Tanunda, Greenock, Glenelg, McLaren Flat
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

10
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Perth Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as Caversham Wildlife Park and Trigg Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah), Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard, and see the interesting displays at Western Australian Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: highs in Perth hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, City Beach, Upper Reach Winery, Talijancich Wines
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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