17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Bangkok
train + Fly:  12​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
Bangkok

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Rod Laver Arena. Step out of Melbourne to go to Healesville and see Healesville Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Yarra River, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Melbourne. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Healesville Sanctuary, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Yarra River ©
Yarra River

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by Providore 24, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Stanley reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

2
days
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 31st (Mon), meet the residents at Seahorse World, explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Seahorse World
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Richmond Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Geeveston to see Tahune Forest AirWalk about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nan Tien Temple and Palm Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip app .

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. In January, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Suncorp Stadium and Story Bridge. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to WhiteWater World (in Coomera) and Zipline (in Gold Coast). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Anzac Square.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Adventure

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Zipline, WhiteWater World
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WhiteWater World ©
WhiteWater World
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium
Zipline

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