19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) 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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
On the 12th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Gold Coast. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 15th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. On your second day here, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island tour app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 17th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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