23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Wollongong
— 5 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
5
Wollongong
— 2 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Abrahams Bosom Reserve. Relax by the water at Port Kembla Beach and McCauley’s Beach. Explore Wollongong's surroundings by going to Mittagong (Artemis Wines & Tertini Wines), Berrima (Berrima District Museum & Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop) and Jervis Bay (Murrays Beach & Cape St George Lighthouse). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ten Thousand Paces, kick back and relax at North Wollongong Beach, and examine the collection at Illawarra Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wollongong online journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Wollongong is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Wollongong, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: highs in Wollongong hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mittagong, Berrima, Jervis Bay, HARS Aviation Museum, Ten Thousand Paces
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North Wollongong Beach ©
North Wollongong Beach
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach

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.
Let the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre capture your imagination. Visiting Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, stop by Opal Minded, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip planner.

You can drive from Wollongong to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Wollongong in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bilpin Cider Company, 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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, thenenjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, thenenjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, thenview the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally stop by Miami Marketta.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queen Street Mall and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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, examine the collection at Illawarra Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church, view the masterpieces at Wollongong Art Gallery, thenenjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Flagstaff Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Breakwater Battery Military Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Illawarra.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Wollongong in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Wollongong, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wollongong

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

HARS Aviation Museum
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Illawarra Museum ©
Illawarra Museum
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then get outside with Australian Rules Football Match. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Wollongong to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Wollongong - with highs of °C and lows of °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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