17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip app .

New Delhi, India to Brisbane is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, and finally hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary website .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Glenelg Pier
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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