17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner

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La Perouse
— 1 day
Drive
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Leura
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Williamtown
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bondi
— 1 night
Taxi
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Sydney
— 5 nights

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La Perouse

— 1 day
La Perouse is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Congwong Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Perouse online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to La Perouse is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in La Perouse

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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. On the 21st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Leura trip builder website.

Drive from La Perouse to Leura in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Leura can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary planning site.

Katoomba is very close to Leura. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
On the 26th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Canberra trip website.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Williamtown.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums

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 28th (Sat), tee off at Newcastle Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Fighter World, and then see Off-Road Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Williamtown trip simple and quick.

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 December, Williamtown is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Williamtown

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Pokolbin

— 2 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines, do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, then learn about winemaking at Stomp Wine, and finally see the interesting displays at Monarchs in the Hunter. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Lucy's Run Wines, do a tasting at Waverley Estate, then admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Pokolbin trip builder website.

You can drive from Williamtown to Pokolbin in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. December in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bondi.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bondi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Tamarama Beach, stroll through Bronte Beach, then cool off at Bondi Iceberg Club, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bondi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pokolbin to Bondi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Bondi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sydney

— 5 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, stroll through Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online tour builder.

Sydney is just a stone's throw from Bondi. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

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