56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 28 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bright
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

28
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trin Warren Tam-boore will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Kinglake National Park (in Whittlesea) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). On the 9th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kinglake National Park, St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Melton Botanic Garden, Brighton Beach
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 29:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, then kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Torquay itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Torquay, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bright.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Museums

Side Trips

Geelong, Split Point Lighthouse, Fort Queenscliff Museum
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Step out of the city life by going to Alpine National Park and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard - Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Events and Beechworth Gaol Unlocked. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bright: Beechworth Historic Courthouse (in Beechworth) and Milawa Mustard (in Milawa).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bright online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Torquay to Bright. In September in Bright, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bright

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Beechworth, Milawa, Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board, Alpine National Park
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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12
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney route app .

Explore your travel options from Bright to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from Bright in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 15:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

10
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Venman Bushland National Park (in Mount Cotton), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and get in on the family fun at Dreamworld.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Glow Worm Caves, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 25:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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