19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron Walking Track, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gold Coast is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Gold Coast, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then stroll around Roma Street Parkland.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip site.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.