23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Melbourne. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. Get outdoors at Admirals Arch and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cleland Wildlife Park and Carrickalinga Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Blowhole Beach and Aldinga Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Granite Island, kick back and relax at Waitpinga Beach, wander the streets of North Terrace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. February in Adelaide sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Victor Harbor, Morgan Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Harvest the Fleurieu
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the fresh offerings at Sanctuary Markets, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Adelaide to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Visiting Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning tool .

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 February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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