18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
bus:  8​h
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Gosford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney

8
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney by Kayak, Scuba & Snorkeling, Blue Diamond Tours, and other attractions you added. Head to The Rocks Markets and Opal Mindedfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Head Sanctuary and Cronulla Beach Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, Eagle Hawk Lookout, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Bronte Beach, Cronulla Beach Walk, Tamarama Beach
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through ANZAC Parade Walk and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namadgi National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Canberra reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Namadgi National Park ©
Namadgi National Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Town & Country Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Darnum Musical Village and Beleura House & Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes), Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale) and Forrest Caves (in Newhaven). The adventure continues: stroll through Bass Coast Rail Trail and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bellarine Rail Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in June, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cowes, Forrest Caves, Bass Coast Rail Trail, Town & Country Gallery, Bellarine Rail Trail
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Darnum Musical Village ©
Darnum Musical Village
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

2
nights
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australian Reptile Park. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pick up some local products at Gosford City Farmers Market, meet the residents at Australian Reptile Park, and then do a tasting at Firescreek Fruit Wines. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ebenezer Church, then admire the sheer force of Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, then explore the galleries of Gosford Regional Gallery, and finally get your game on at Clip 'N Climb.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gosford online travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Gosford with the Route module. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gosford, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Ebenezer Church, Firescreek Fruit Wines, Terrigal Beach, The Crommelin Native Arboretum, Staples Lookout
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
The Crommelin Native Arboretum ©
The Crommelin Native Arboretum

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