22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art. There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Relove Oxley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder website .

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, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough 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), enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then view the masterpieces at Anthea Polson Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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 Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of Sydney to go to Albion Park Rail and see Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, stroll through Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour builder website .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish 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, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Aspendale Beach (in Aspendale), Cowes Beach (in Cowes) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get into the urban bustle at Federation Square, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and view the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online route 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes Beach, Sovereign Hill, Kitty Miller Bay, Aspendale Beach, Dendy Street Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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