53 days in Australia Itinerary

53 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker
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Sydney
— 18 nights
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Newcastle
— 11 nights
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Brisbane
— 14 nights
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Gold Coast
— 8 nights
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Sydney — 18 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Scenic Walkway. Appreciate the collections at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and White Rabbit Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bowral Art Gallery (in Bowral), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Giant Stairway, &more) and Leura Mall (in Leura). Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, and head off the coast to Cockatoo Island.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Seattle, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 11 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and Ernest Hill Wines. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tomaree Head. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Briar Ridge Vineyard (in Mount View), Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours (in Nelson Bay) and Pokolbin (Wine House Hunter Valley, Waverley Estate, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nobbys Beach, steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol, awaken your taste buds at Wine D Road Tours, and go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Newcastle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 14 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and State Library Of Queensland. Shop till you drop at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and Seaview Art Gallery. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Point Cartwright), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Brisbane Whale Watching, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and stroll through Kings Beach.

Plan my day in Brisbane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Heads Beach. Do your shopping at Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Murwillumbah Golf Club (in Murwillumbah) and Belongil Beach (in Byron Bay). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Burleigh Head National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Touch Therapy Gold Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, and head outdoors with Qld Luxury Car Rentals.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast planning app.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly 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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