17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning site.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online holiday maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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Brisbane

Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): walk around Roma Street Parkland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Brisbane in May, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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