17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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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, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. In March, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning website .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canberra.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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 16th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Canberra vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild 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.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

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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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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