24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Douala
Fly:  33​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Douala

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, revel in the low prices at DFO South Wharf, and browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route builder app .

Douala, Cameroon to Melbourne is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Douala to Melbourne. Traveling from Douala in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Australian Print Workshop
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: The Treat Shop (in Eagle Heights), South Bank Parklands (in Brisbane) and Dicky Beach (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Brisbane, The Treat Shop
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

6
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Rusty's Marketfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, & more). Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Thornton Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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