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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added St. Kilda Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach and then explore the activities along Albert Park Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Albert Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albert Park Lake, St. Kilda Beach
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Albert Park Lake ©
Albert Park Lake
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Great Ocean Walk, don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Cape Otway Lightstation
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy takes 3 hours. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
To find photos and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Barangaroo Reserve and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary builder tool .

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 December, with lows around 21°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 2nd (Thu), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Whitsunday Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Whitsunday Island are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

few
hours
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at New Farm River Walk and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).
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New Farm River Walk ©
New Farm River Walk

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then explore the activities along Indian Head.

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Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach. On the next day, stop by Belmondos Organic Market and then wander the streets of Hastings Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

3
nights
Brisbane

Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and West End. Change things up with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford (about 1h 15 min away). See even more of Brisbane: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

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

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
West End ©
West End

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