19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Gold Coast
— 14 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Point Recreation Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Merimbula itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Merimbula is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for slightly colder days in Merimbula, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Newcastle.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Newcastle tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Merimbula to Newcastle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Merimbula in February, expect nights in Newcastle to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

14
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Gallery of Modern Art, & more), Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, get engrossed in the history at Templin Historical Village, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum, New Govardhana Australia, Watersports Guru, Summer Land Camels
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum and then see the interesting displays at Walk A Country Mile Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamworth trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Tamworth. When traveling from Gold Coast in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Tamworth, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Tamworth

Museums
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Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum ©
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

1
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Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, then examine the collection at McFeeters Motor Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, and finally contemplate the long history of War Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Parkes trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Tamworth to Parkes by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

McFeeters Motor Museum
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McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre

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