17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Perth
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Perth

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth vacation planning website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In August in Perth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome planner .

Fly from Perth to Broome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in August, you will find days in Broome are warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

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#Parks, #Nature
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
days
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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You can fly from Broome to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Melbourne is 2 hours. While traveling from Broome, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Adelaide

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 18th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): listen to music at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
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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 21st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane route planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
days
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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