23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bundaberg
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Theodore
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
St George
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Albury
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach, and finally make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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.
On the 19th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and then stop by Miami Marketta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip website .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 21st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Woodgate Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Bundaberg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Hummock Lookout ©
Hummock Lookout

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Farnborough Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Anzac Plaza Emu Park (in Emu Park) and Yeppoon (Yeppoon Main Beach, Bluff Point Walking Track, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum and view the masterpieces at Rockhampton Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Theodore.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Anzac Plaza Emu Park
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum
Keppel Kraken ©
Keppel Kraken

1
night
Theodore

Theodore
Theodore is a town and a locality in the Shire of Banana, Queensland, Australia. To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Theodore trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rockhampton to Theodore in 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to St George.

Things to do in Theodore

Nature Parks
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night
St George

St George ©
On the 26th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Riversands Winery and then take in the exciting artwork at The Unique Egg.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St George trip itinerary site .

Getting from Theodore to St George by car takes about 5 hours. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in St George

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Riversands Winery ©
Riversands Winery

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo attractions planner .

Traveling by car from St George to Dubbo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Dubbo

Historic Sites
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Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

9
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Beechworth Honey Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albury: Bright (Canyon Walk & Howitt Park), Beechworth (Woolshed Waterfalls, Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, & more) and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (in Mount Hotham). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, grab your bike and head to Murray River Trail, take an in-depth tour of Yackandandah Museum, and appreciate the history behind Monument Hill.

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Getting from Dubbo to Albury by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Dubbo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albury, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beechworth, Bright, Milawa, Rutherglen, Yackandandah Museum
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Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

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night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner .

Getting from Albury to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albury in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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