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
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Manly Scenic Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Echo Point Lookout (in Katoomba) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

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 SkyPoint Climb. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and have some family-friendly fun at Timezone Surfers Paradise.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder website .

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glow Worm Caves, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Byron Bay to go to Ballina and see Lighthouse Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay road trip app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lighthouse Beach, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas & Wellness

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Venture out of the city with trips to The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in November, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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