19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Strathnairn Gallery and Trove Canberra. Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Make your Canberra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, view the masterpieces at The City Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo), Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach) and Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Henderson Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Relove Oxley, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Chenrezig Institute
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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