17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Vincentia
— 1 night
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Leura
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 3 nights

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Melbourne

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Federation Squarefor some retail therapy. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and stop by Australian By Design.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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Canberra

Canberra ©

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 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Canberra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Vincentia.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Vincentia

Vincentia ©
Vincentia is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach, then kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach, and finally stroll through Collingwood Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vincentia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Vincentia in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Vincentia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach

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Leura

Leura ©
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 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leura trip maker.

Getting from Vincentia to Leura by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gold Coast using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then stroll through Moffat Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Bones and Jones and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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