25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 8 nights
End: Melbourne

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Justice & Police Museum and Museum of Sydney will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Popular historic sites such as Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and St Vincent's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing capture your imagination. Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

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 October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, wander the streets of West End, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online attractions planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

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Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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