42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines, The House of Honey, & more), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, indulge your taste buds at 3000 Grapes, do a tasting at Upper Reach Winery, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manchester in July since evenings lows in Perth dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Millendon, Baskerville, Fremantle, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. On the 19th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

7
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.
Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

11
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, tee off at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Buderim, Maleny, Kondalilla National Park, Australia Zoo, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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