19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Marina Mirage. Escape the urban bustle at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast planning app .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Newport Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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