23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
+2
train + bus + Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cooma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Perisher Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Metung
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  28​h
End: Dresden


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3
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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Dresden, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dresden in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Grand Canyon track, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, tour the pleasant surroundings at Overcliff-Undercliff Track, and explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blue Mountains National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Blue Mountains National Park to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

1
night
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, and then examine the collection at Corrective Services NSW Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cooma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Cooma takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cooma, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perisher Valley.

Things to do in Cooma

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Shut the Gate Wines
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Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum

1
night
Perisher Valley

Perisher Valley ©
On the 19th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort and then hit the slopes at Charlotte Pass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Perisher Valley online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Cooma to Perisher Valley in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cooma in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perisher Valley, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Metung.

Things to do in Perisher Valley

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kosciuszko National Park
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Charlotte Pass ©
Charlotte Pass
Charlotte Pass Ski Resort ©
Charlotte Pass Ski Resort

1
night
Metung

Metung ©
Metung is a town in East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, have fun at Lakes Entrance Aquadome, snap pictures at The Entrance Walk, try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, then stop by Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals, and finally browse the exhibits of Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Metung trip planner .

Drive from Perisher Valley to Metung in 5 hours. Traveling from Perisher Valley in July, expect Metung to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Metung

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Lakes Entrance
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Lakes Entrance Aquadome ©
Lakes Entrance Aquadome
The Entrance Walk ©
The Entrance Walk

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Little Waterloo Bay. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, then grab your bike and head to Great Southern Rail Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pearl Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Metung to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pearl Park, Great Southern Rail Trail
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Pearl Park ©
Pearl Park

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, Head underground at Forrest Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre, and hike along Swan Lake Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Summerlands, Newhaven, Churchill Island
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, get your game on at Zero Latency, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip site .

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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