19 days in New South Wales, Gold Coast & Victoria Itinerary

19 days in New South Wales, Gold Coast & Victoria Itinerary

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19 days in New South Wales, Gold Coast & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + train:  28​h
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Katoomba

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 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at Govetts Leap, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, look for gifts at The Nook, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Katoomba route planner .

Manchester, UK to Katoomba is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Katoomba is 10 hours. When traveling from Manchester in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, make a splash at Dreamworld, get your game on at Crazy Cat Cafe, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip maker .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Torquay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Gold Coast to Torquay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, expect Torquay to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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