21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

4
nights
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 Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Cowes (Cowes Beach & Koala Conservation Centre) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning app .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, The Nobbies Centre
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

7
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Olympia Milk Bar are in your itinerary. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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 24th (Sun): stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Hops Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, stroll through Dicky Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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