19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  27​h
End: Belfast

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Flinders Street Station. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Belfast, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Melbourne is 10 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Spas & Wellness. When in Byron Bay, make a side trip to see Lighthouse Beach in Ballina, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Broken Head Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip builder tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Byron Bay, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Glow Worm Caves in North Tamborine (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and putt your heart out at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary maker website .

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Echo Point Lookout (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planning site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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