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
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visit Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Perth to go to Fremantle and see Fremantle Prison, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, The Sacred India Gallery, Scarborough Beach, Trigg Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip builder .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. In March, Melbourne is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online vacation maker .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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