18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  42​h
1
Christmas Island
— 1 day
Fly:  25​h
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

1
day
Christmas Island

Christmas Island ©
Christmas Island, officially the Territory of Christmas Island, is an Australian external territory comprising the island of the same name. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Christmas Island National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Christmas Island trip builder app .

London, UK to Christmas Island is an approximately 42-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Christmas Island Time (CXT) is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Christmas Island reach 33°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Christmas Island

#Nature, #Parks
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Christmas Island National Park ©
Christmas Island National Park

3
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 some cultural insight at South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Hallett Cove Conservation Park in Hallett Cove, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Christmas Island to Adelaide. The time zone difference moving from Christmas Island Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 2 hours. Traveling from Christmas Island in March, plan for little chillier nights in Adelaide, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Thorndon Park, Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Appreciate the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Y Water Discovery Centre in Yea, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Y Water Discovery Centre
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and have fun at Cremorne Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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