23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Lake Wendouree. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Safety Deposit Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

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. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lake Wendouree, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Echo Point Lookout and Kiama Blowhole. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of The Rocks, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama Blowhole, Bald Hill Lookout, Nan Tien Temple, Govetts Leap
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Turners Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Yamba (Yamba Pedal Boats & Main Beach Yamba), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Truly Tea, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay route maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Spooky Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Heads Beach and SkyPoint Climb. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Coolangatta (Snapper Rocks & Coolangatta Beach) and Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast (in Surfers Paradise). Spend the 19th (Fri) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

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You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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