18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Macquarie Park
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Macquarie Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Macquarie Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ingleside
— 1 night
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Vinh Long Airfield, Drive to Ho Chi Minh City

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Macquarie Park

— 4 nights
You've now added Lane Cove National Park to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convict Trail and Windsor Mall Sunday Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Macquarie Park trip itinerary maker.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Macquarie Park is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect Macquarie Park to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Macquarie Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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 18th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Customs House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally stroll through Bronte Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and finally see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney is very close to Macquarie Park. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Spas. Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. There's lots more to do: trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, have fun and explore at National Capital Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, and get some fabulous bargains at Canberra Outlet Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Sydney to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Melbourne

— 3 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and then stroll through Brighton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally visit Degraves Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Melbourne in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Macquarie Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Macquarie Park

— 2 nights
You've now added Lane Cove National Park to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Rose Seidler House and then explore the striking landscape of Lane Cove National Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Macquarie Park trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Macquarie Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Macquarie Park dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Ingleside.

Things to do in Macquarie Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Ingleside

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ingleside driving holiday planner.

Ingleside is just a stone's throw from Macquarie Park. In April, daily temperatures in Ingleside can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Ingleside

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.