19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  31​h
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Nuremberg

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Angels, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and then kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Torquay itinerary planner .

Nuremberg, Germany to Torquay is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Nuremberg in January: high temperatures in Torquay hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Geelong, Split Point Lighthouse
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, steep yourself in history at Hartley Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Hartley Historic Village, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perry's Lookdown.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Blackheath vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Blackheath with the Route module. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Blackheath is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hartley Historic Site, Hartley Historic Village, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
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Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village
Hartley Historic Site ©
Hartley Historic Site
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): hike along The Giant Stairway, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Katoomba sightseeing planner .

Katoomba is just a stone's throw from Blackheath. February in Katoomba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House are in your itinerary. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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