24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour builder site .

Flam, Norway to Sydney is an approximately 31-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Flam to Sydney. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Flam in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Spend the 31st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Marina Miragefor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the long history of Victoria Bridge Abutment, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane route builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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