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

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and take an in-depth tour of Customs House.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday 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 when traveling from Dresden to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Dresden in July, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): trek along Grand Canyon track, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bebeah, then stroll through Cathedral of Ferns Walk, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lincoln's Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for little chillier nights in Blue Mountains National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt Wilson, Rick Rutherford's Country, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Portrait Gallery and Strathnairn Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian War Memorial and Drill Hall Gallery. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, look for gifts at Trove Canberra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, and take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canberra online trip planner .

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Canberra by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in July: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Shopping
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National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

1
night
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Corrective Services NSW Museum, stop by Birdsnest, then explore the galleries of Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, then do a tasting at Shut the Gate Wines, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mount Gladstone Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cooma online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Cooma in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cooma when traveling from Canberra in July, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlottes Pass.

Things to do in Cooma

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trip

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

1
night
Charlottes Pass

Charlottes Pass ©
On the 18th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort and then fly down the slopes at Charlotte Pass.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottes Pass vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cooma to Charlottes Pass takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cooma in July, Charlottes Pass is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Metung.

Things to do in Charlottes Pass

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Metung

Metung ©
Metung is a town in East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snowy River Marlo and Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography and Wyanga Park Winery. Explore Metung's surroundings by going to Buchan Caves (in Buchan), Gippsland Lakes (in Lakes Entrance) and The Lakes National Park (in Loch Sport). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Raymond Island, don't miss a visit to Mitchell River Silt Jetties, and get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Metung trip planner .

You can drive from Charlottes Pass to Metung in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Charlottes Pass in July, with highs in Metung at 16°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Metung

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Raymond Island, Snowy River Marlo, Buchan Caves, Mitchell River Silt Jetties
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Wyanga Park Winery ©
Wyanga Park Winery

3
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.
Get outdoors at Wilsons Promontory National Park and Little Waterloo Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Picnic Bay and Norman Beach. There's more to do: trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk and take some stellar pictures from Norman Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Metung to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Norman Lookout ©
Norman Lookout

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bunurong Marine National Park, then stroll through Cape Paterson Bay Beach, and then head off the coast to Churchill Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cowes vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes in 2 hours. July in Cowes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Cape Paterson, Churchill Island
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
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