11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Kilda Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Lake Wendouree. Step out of Melbourne to go to Daylesford and see Spas, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Montreal to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Spas, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Moffat Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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