24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London


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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Old Melbourne Gaol. Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and look for gifts at Readings Book Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Melbourne to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Fraser Island at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

6
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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Conondale National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Art Gallery and West End. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach) and Surfers Paradise (Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise & Surfer's Paradise Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Opals Down Under, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

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

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Conondale National Park, Opals Down Under
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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