27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Dunsborough
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Newcastle
— 7 nights
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Gold Coast
— 8 nights
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Dunsborough — 4 nights

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. When in Dunsborough, make a side trip to see Wonnerup House in Wonnerup, approximately Wonnerup away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, let little ones run wild at Simmo's Icecreamery, trek along Meelup Reserve Trail, and make a trip to Point Piquet.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dunsborough road trip planning tool.

Perth to Dunsborough is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee (Werribee Park Heritage Orchard & Farmyard & Werribee Open Range Zoo) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Scienceworks.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Dunsborough to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dunsborough to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 7 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Off-Road Tours (in Anna Bay), The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce) and Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Tomaree Head). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, cool off at Merewether Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Amaroo Cruises, and let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle online tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Newcastle reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 8 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Story Bridge, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, let little ones run wild at Pacific Pines Central Park, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newcastle in April since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · 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.
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