19 days in Australia & Dubai Itinerary

19 days in Australia & Dubai Itinerary

Make it your trip
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Byron Bay, Australia
— 3 nights
Bus to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Airlie Beach, Australia
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to London


Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abu Dhabi (Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubai road trip planning app.

London, UK to Dubai is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from London to Dubai, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get warmer in Dubai: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Sydney, Australia — 5 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online attractions planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Sydney in 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sydney is 6 hours. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Byron Bay.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Byron Bay, Australia — 3 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Hamilton Island, Australia — 2 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then get outside with Jetryder.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island online itinerary builder.

Getting from Byron Bay to Hamilton Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Byron Bay in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.
Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Golf
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Airlie Beach, Australia — 1 night

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Australia travel guide

Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.