19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Traralgon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Taree
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
End: Melbourne

1
night
Traralgon

Traralgon ©
Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Traralgon route planner.

Melbourne to Traralgon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Traralgon

Parks Wildlife
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1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Juela Mogo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomakin Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Batemans Bay trip app .

Getting from Traralgon to Batemans Bay by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Batemans Bay when traveling from Traralgon in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Juela Mogo, Tomakin Beach
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Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Juela Mogo ©
Juela Mogo

4
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 The Rocks Markets and Bouddi National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder tool .

Getting from Batemans Bay to Sydney by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Vincent's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Gold Coast online itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

New Govardhana Australia
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, then wander the streets of West End, and then appreciate the history behind Anzac Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taree.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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Taree

Taree ©
Taree is a town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saltwater National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taree trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Taree by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Taree when traveling from Brisbane in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Taree

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saltwater National Park
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Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park

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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 19th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Gundog Cork Street Cellar, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Taree to Canberra with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Taree in May: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 19°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and The Mill Markets (in Daylesford). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Degraves Street, look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey maker site .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in May since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, The Mill Markets, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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