17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  31​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  62​h
End: Dubai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours as well as Taronga Zoo. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Sydney. In June, Sydney is colder than Dubai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. You will leave for Melbourne on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like St. Kilda Beach and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Surfers Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off toBrisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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