18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour builder .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 12th (Fri), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, make a trip to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide driving holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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