11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Da Nang
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Da Nang

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Da Nang, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Da Nang to Sydney. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Da Nang in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary 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. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and finally get your game on at Breakr. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Canberra by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Canberra reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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