Visiting the Land Down Under and experiencing all that it has to offer is hardly possible in one trip. Yet, it is not advisable to overdo the itinerary for your visit to this island nation. Before you stack your list of "must do's" up too high, we'd like to provide some further insight on Australia's highlights. That way, as you and your travel agent discuss your itinerary, you can fill it full of exploration without feeling pressed for time and causing more unnecessary stress.
Sydney is one of Australia's largest and most beloved cities. It's a fantastic place to begin your first 4 to 5 days on the island, especially if you are traveling between June and August. With lots of natural beauty and refreshing city life, there's so much to explore and see. Some places you should visit include the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Circular Quay and the Harbour, Royal Botanical Gardens, and, last but not least, Sydney's beaches.
It's easy to feel captivated by Melbourne's beauty, so we suggest spending at least 4 to 5 days here, as well. You could honestly get lost forever in all of its wonders. Although it's nowhere near as busy as Sydney, Melbourne has a bustling scene of its own. You can dine at one of many delightful restaurants or shop at any of the unique boutiques in the city. However, the best way to get a feel for it all is by touring the entire city. Make sure to visit Federation Square, Flinders Street Train Station, the Yarra River, Chinatown, Bourke Street Pedestrian Mall, and the ever-so-popular Queen Victoria Market.
Great Ocean Road
Travel along Great Ocean Road for some of the most amazing sites in Australia. This coastal road stretches for 151 miles and makes the perfect 2-day trip. Take your time to soak in the views and be sure to stop at the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, all of the beaches and forests situated alongside the road.
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Take 2 or 3 days to visit Ayers Rock if you can squeeze it into your itinerary. Unless you fly, it will take a few days to get to the famously massive sandstone, but it's well worth it. Some of the most magical moments can be experienced at Ayers Rock, including sunrise, sunset, and stargazing.
Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia's most quintessential tourist attractions is the Great Barrier Reef. Since the reef stretches from below the Tropic of Capricorn way up to the northern tip of Queensland, there is plenty of opportunity for scuba diving and snorkeling. Plan to spend 3 to 4 days here, visiting Cairns, The Whitsunday Islands, Lady Elliot Island, and Cape Tribulation.
To come up with an itinerary that matches your budget and interests for a trip to Australia, send us an email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We would love to discuss all of the possibilities and great things to explore this gorgeous Oceania island. When you're ready, reach out to us and we will help you create a memorable Aussie experience.