|Sydney Harbour during Vivid Festival.|
Australia is a vast land to travel to. It is a country and a continent as well. If you're going to travel around Australia, you have to expect to adjust the time on your wrist watch depending on which part of the country you are going to visit.
The country has different states and territories: Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Tasmania (TAS), Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA), Queensland (QLD), and the Northern Territory (NT). So, depending on the time you allotted to travel the country, the money you want to spend (Australia is not that cheap to travel..but there are options you can explore for a budget trip here), and the reason for travelling, then for sure, your travel itinerary will be full on!
Most of the travelers will make use of all the time they are allowed to stay here (for Visa reasons). Some will spend up to three (3) months here (the maximum allowed stay per entry on a tourist visa), while some will just spend four (4) weeks or less.
Depending on what you want to do, your travel interests, and if want to tick off something from your bucket list, a very careful planning of your travel itinerary is a must - to save time and money! But if you just want to explore the top most attractions of Australia, then you don't need to visit all the states and territories. The following are suggested travel itineraries you may use. I will be posting soon the specific itineraries per cities listed below.
|Sydney Opera House|
You can spend 3-5 days here, visiting most of the attractions near the city, the beaches (Manly & Bondi), Taroonga Zoo, and the Blue Mountains.
A 3-4 days here would be enough, covering attractions near the city, the Great Ocean Road tour, and the Phillip Islands.
|Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles|
|Gold Coast CBD|
Three (3) to four (4) days here would be enough as well. Within your stay here, you can visit the theme parks, check the attractions at Surfer's Paradise, or do some tours in the rain forest of Queensland.
You can also add up to your itinerary a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, and the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock).
So what are you waiting for? Plan your itinerary now! Make sure you include some rest periods along the way!