22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, then see the interesting displays at Old Government House, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Henderson Gallery.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In November, Brisbane is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Head National Park and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kirra Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
nights
Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Take a break from the city and head to Tomaree Head and Seven Mile Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Motorcycle Museum and Fighter World. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nelson Bay), Port Stephens Shell Museum (in Corlette) and Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk (in Lemon Tree Passage). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Seal Rocks Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Cellito Beach, and examine the collection at Newcastle Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newcastle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for little chillier nights in Newcastle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Cellito Beach, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Explore hidden gems such as Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Marist Wines (in Mittagong). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Marist Wines, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Kiama Blowhole, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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