17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
5
Sydney
— 4 nights

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Melbourne is 10 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Manchester in September since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenstroll around Anzac Park, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online day trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Craig Parry Photography, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, thenhike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Byron Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Trails Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Spas

4
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney online attractions planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in September, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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