24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  26​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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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 in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the landmark architecture of Customs House, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, cool off at Dreamworld, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

You can plan Gold Coast trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get in touch with nature at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Visit Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum & Lows Lookout) and Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa online trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, The Real McCaul, Sunshine Castle
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
day
Brisbane

Brisbane
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane route maker website .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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