26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bogota
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  34​h
1
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Silverton
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Merimbula
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Bogota

3
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Byron Bay to Coolangatta to see Snapper Rocks about 1h 10 min away. On the 5th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the exhibits of Thomgallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay route builder site .

Bogota, Colombia to Byron Bay is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in Byron Bay at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Penguin Island. Step out of Perth with an excursion to The Fremantle Round House in Fremantle--about 34 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Penguin Island, Adventure World Perth Australia, The Fremantle Round House
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Silverton

Silverton ©
Silverton is a small village at the far west of New South Wales, Australia, 26km north-west of Broken Hill. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Day Dream Mine, view the masterpieces at Silverton Photography gallery, then get great views at Mundi Mundi Lookout, then examine the collection at Mad Max Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at John Dynon Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Silverton trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Silverton. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Silverton, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Silverton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mad Max Museum ©
Mad Max Museum
Mundi Mundi Lookout ©
Mundi Mundi Lookout
John Dynon Gallery ©
John Dynon Gallery

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Southbank. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Silverton to Melbourne with the Route module. Traveling from Silverton in December, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Southbank ©
Southbank

5
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Killer Whale Museum and Camel Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Pool (in Bermagui), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma) and Cocora Beach (in Eden). The adventure continues: stroll through Pambula Beach, take some stellar pictures from Disaster Bay Lookout, take in the pleasant sights at Rotary Walk, and take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Merimbula trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Melbourne to Merimbula by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Merimbula, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Merimbula

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eden, Bermagui, Tathra, Pambula Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Cocora Beach ©
Cocora Beach

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Merimbula to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merimbula in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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