28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  28​h
1
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Bondi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
nights
Byron Bay

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 find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Yamba (Turners Beach & Pippi Beach), Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). On the 8th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planner .

London, UK to Byron Bay is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Byron Bay, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Yamba, Broken Head, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Zentveld's Coffee, Hastings Point Headland
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation maker app .

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, stroll the grounds of Waverley Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Human Disease, and finally look for gifts at Aquabumps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout, steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, contemplate the waterfront views at Parsley Bay Reserve, then make a trip to Macquarie Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bondi trip planner.

Bondi is just a stone's throw from Sydney. In November, daily temperatures in Bondi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sydney, Bronte Beach, Museum of Human Disease, Waverley Cemetery
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Macquarie Lighthouse ©
Macquarie Lighthouse

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bondi to Melbourne. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bondi in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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