17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Mossman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Hamilton Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h
9
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

3
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

Hyderabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island
For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. On the 25th (Fri), you're off toMossman.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

1
night
Mossman

Mossman
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. You can plan Mossman trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Mossman with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mossman

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel website .

Traveling by car from Mossman to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

few
hours
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island road trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

1
night
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 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in May, Brisbane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

1
night
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 31st (Thu): get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey builder .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Canberra to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Breweries
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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