18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Macquarie Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
Macquarie Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Ingleside
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
nights
Macquarie Park

Macquarie Park ©
You've now added Lane Cove National Park to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convict Trail and Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway. Get in touch with nature at Berowra Valley National Park and Koala Park Sanctuary. Explore Macquarie Park's surroundings by going to Windsor (Hawkesbury Regional Gallery & Windsor Mall Sunday Market).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Macquarie Park tour itinerary builder site.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Macquarie Park is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Macquarie Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April; daily highs in Macquarie Park reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Macquarie Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chatswood, Hornsby, Windsor, Kissing Point Park, Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Lane Cove National Park ©
Lane Cove National Park
Convict Trail ©
Convict Trail
Berowra Valley National Park ©
Berowra Valley National 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.
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.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, 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 drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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 ANZAC Parade Walk and Lanyon Homestead. Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. Step out of Canberra with an excursion to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery in Bungendore--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, get some fabulous bargains at Canberra Outlet Centre, and sample the fine beverages at Underground Spirits.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Beaches

Side Trip

Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Macquarie Park

Macquarie Park ©
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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, 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

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rose Seidler House
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Lane Cove National Park ©
Lane Cove National Park
Rose Seidler House ©
Rose Seidler House

1
night
Ingleside

Ingleside
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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
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