22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  14​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  29​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

2
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.
Visit Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Nepalese Pagoda for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Brisbane is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanoi to Brisbane. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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 5th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Anthea Polson Art, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast visit planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney route planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. Melbourne Museum and The Blender Studios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes Beach (in Cowes), Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., take in the exciting artwork at The City Gallery, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes Beach, Dendy Street Beach, Aspendale Beach, Kitty Miller Bay, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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