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
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne journey app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from London in March: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, Koala Conservation Centre
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Balloon Rides
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Hickson Road Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gold Coast, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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