17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Perouse
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney Olympic Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosehill
— 1 night
Drive
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Leura
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Williamtown
— 1 night
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive
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Bondi
— 1 night
Drive
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Manly
— 1 night
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to La Perouse.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La Perouse

— 1 night
La Perouse is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Congwong Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the La Perouse attractions planning tool.

La Perouse is just a short distance from Sydney. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney Olympic Park.

Things to do in La Perouse

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Sydney Olympic Park

— 1 night
On the 25th (Wed), stroll around Sydney Olympic Park, look for gifts at Sweetness the Pattiserie, then enjoy some diversion at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney Olympic Park trip website.

Drive from La Perouse to Sydney Olympic Park in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney Olympic Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rosehill.

Things to do in Sydney Olympic Park

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rosehill

— 1 night
On the 26th (Thu), join the crowd at Sydney Speedway, take an in-depth tour of The New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries.

Plan my trip to Rosehill with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Rosehill is very close to Sydney Olympic Park. December in Rosehill sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Rosehill

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Leura

— 2 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Leura Cascades, then stop by Teddy Sinclair, then don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at South Lawson Waterfall Circuit.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leura trip maker app.

Getting from Rosehill to Leura by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Leura sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 2 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, get great views at Cahill's Lookout, don't miss a visit to Day Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then get great views at Govetts Leap, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba day trip planner.

Katoomba is just a stone's throw from Leura. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get your game on at Breakr, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canberra travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in December, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Williamtown.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Williamtown

— 1 night
Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), tee off at Newcastle Golf Club, then see the interesting displays at Fighter World, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamtown travel route builder tool.

Getting from Canberra to Williamtown by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in January, Williamtown is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Williamtown

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Pokolbin

— 1 night
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 3rd (Fri), do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines, then learn about winemaking at Waverley Estate, then do a tasting at Harkham Wines, and finally do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin trip maker.

Traveling by car from Williamtown to Pokolbin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bondi.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries

Bondi

— 1 night
On the 4th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout, then make a splash at Bondi Iceberg Club, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bondi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Bondi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Bondi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Manly

— 1 night
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Little Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Queenscliff Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manly trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bondi to Manly takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Parramatta travel guide

3.9
Room Escape Games · Parks · Nightlife

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Port Stephens travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wildlife Areas · Landmarks