39 days in Australia & Manchester Itinerary

39 days in Australia & Manchester Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, Sydney is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wildlife Coast Cruises and Melbourne Central. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Newhaven--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at South Australian Museum and Adelaide Oval. Do your shopping at Adelaide Central Market and North Terrace. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, kick back and relax at West Beach, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In August in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Perth.
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Perth, Australia — 4 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach. The Perth Mint and Red Dirt Photographic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, see what you can catch with Perth Guided Fishing Services, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and examine the collection at Royal Perth Hospital Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth tour site.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Perth hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Darwin.
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Darwin, Australia — 6 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Attractions like Mindil Beach and Provenance Arts make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Mason Gallery. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, view the masterpieces at Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery, browse the exhibits of Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in August, plan for warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 6 nights

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 some cultural insight at Birrunga Gallery & Dining and Seaview Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Newstead House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In August, Brisbane is slightly colder than Darwin - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at York Shambles and Manchester Art Gallery. Visiting Tarn Hows and Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Liverpool (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool & Royal Albert Dock Liverpool), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and York (Ghost & Vampire Tours, National Railway Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, make a trip to Manchester Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Hardwick Hall and Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Manchester in 26 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Manchester, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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