19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne

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.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be colder, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Brisbane

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Anthea Polson Art will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Surfers Paradise Beach and Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Boomerang Art - Aboriginal & Contemporary Fine Art, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gold Coast travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, identify plant and animal life at Floriade, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Underground Spirits.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planning tool.

Fly from Gold Coast to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Gold Coast in December, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.