23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  10​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Lahore

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
For shopping fun, head to Talijancich Wines or The House of Honey. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and St Matthew's Anglican Church. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook), All Saints Anglican Church (in Belhus) and Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Perth is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Fremantle, St Matthew's Anglican Church, All Saints Anglican Church, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

4
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 get in some beach time at Dicky Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Brisbane by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Brisbane is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

3
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 (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Shopping Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and The Strand Arcadefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route builder app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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