17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Camp Cove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. In January, Sydney is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek will get you outdoors.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

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hours
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Sun), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Cairns hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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