19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Avoca Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lovedale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Manly
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h 30 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

3
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.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and finally shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

Aberdeen, UK to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Aberdeen to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Aberdeen in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Avoca Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach ©
Get out of town with these interesting Avoca Beach side-trips: The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance), Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (in Glenworth Valley) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Avoca Beach online route planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Avoca Beach takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Avoca Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lovedale.

Things to do in Avoca Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gosford, Deluxe Art - Printing, Framing & Gallery, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Captain Cook Lookout, Ocean Beach
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Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

2
nights
Lovedale

Lovedale ©
Go for a jaunt from Lovedale to Williamtown to see Off-Road Tours about 46 minutes away.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lovedale trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Avoca Beach to Lovedale in 1.5 hours. In January in Lovedale, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Lovedale

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Off-Road Tours
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Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard ©
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
Off-Road Tours
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

1
night
Manly

Manly
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manly route builder tool .

Getting from Lovedale to Manly by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Parks Tours
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4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Manly in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see The Three Sisters, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Explore Sydney further: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, The Three Sisters
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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