23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Wollongong
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Wollongong
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Illawarra Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Murrays Beach and McCauley’s Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Abrahams Bosom Reserve (in Currarong), Mittagong (Artemis Wines & Tertini Wines) and Cape St George Lighthouse (in Jervis Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at North Wollongong Beach, examine the collection at Berrima District Museum, take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wollongong itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Wollongong is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Wollongong: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mittagong, Jervis Bay, Berrima, Ten Thousand Paces, Abrahams Bosom Reserve
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Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach
Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Shop till you drop at Opal Minded and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by train from Wollongong to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Bilpin Cider Company, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally stop by Miami Marketta.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

3
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Visit Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Newstead House for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, and examine the collection at Opal Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brisbane, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Port Kembla Beach, see the interesting displays at Illawarra Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church, view the masterpieces at Wollongong Art Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Flagstaff Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): learn about all things military at Breakwater Battery Military Museum, get engrossed in the history at HARS Aviation Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Illawarra.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wollongong travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Wollongong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, Wollongong is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wollongong

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

HARS Aviation Museum
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach
Illawarra Museum ©
Illawarra Museum

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then get outside with Australian Rules Football Match. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and then walk around Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Wollongong to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in November, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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