Route & dates
60 days in Australia Itinerary
Brisbane— 13 nights
Gold Coast— 12 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Melbourne— 18 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Sydney— 14 nights
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Australia's New World City
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.Head to Art on Cairncross and Maleny Cheesefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Art Gallery and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Montville (Kondalilla National Park & Chocolate Country), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Sweets On Maple) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Point Cartwright, & more). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Dularcha National Park. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, browse the eclectic array of goods at Caloundra Street Fair, stroll through Kings Beach, and enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands.
For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .
London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Brisbane hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.
Things to do in Brisbane
Maleny, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Montville
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 16:
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.Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Lone Goat Gallery), Lismore Car Boot Market (in Lismore) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Tumgun Lookout. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.
Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Gold Coast
Byron Bay, Lismore Car Boot Market, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 28:
Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.
To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .
Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Melbourne
Scienceworks, Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 16:
The Harbour City
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.Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Leura (The Nook & The Candy Store Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip builder .
Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).
Things to do in Sydney
Leura, Shelly Beach, Rick Rutherford's Country, Bouddi National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 30:
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