19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Long Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning app .

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Airlie Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Airlie Beach reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Long Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
nights
Long Island

Long Island ©
Long Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Molle Islands National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Long Island day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Airlie Beach to Long Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will leave for Gold Coast on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Long Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tangalooma to Gold Coast with the Route module. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gold Coast in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Goldsmith's Gallery, Maru Koala and Animal Park, The Nobbies Centre, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Forrest Caves
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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