24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Clovelly, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney. In February, Sydney is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Nan Tien Temple
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Let the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Mona capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Opossum Bay Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Federation Artisan Chocolate (in Taranna), Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, stroll through Kingston Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 72°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, Okines Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Museum and Eastern Beach Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.

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Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. In February, Perth is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mullaloo Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Aviation Heritage Museum, City Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Relax by the water at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Fingal Head Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and New Govardhana Australia (in Eungella). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Gold Coast takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in February: highs in Gold Coast hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse, New Govardhana Australia
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

few
hours
Sydney

Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mooloolaba to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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