17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Noosa
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
days
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 19th (Fri), view the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, then pick up some local products at Prahran Market, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Doncaster.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Westfield Doncaster, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Frankston Beach
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McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
Westfield Doncaster ©
Westfield Doncaster
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Terrigal Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Beach and Fairlight Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Southern Highlands Welcome Centre (in Mittagong), Byvonne (in Wyong) and Dirty Janes Bowral (in Bowral). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Giant Stairway and look for gifts at Lolly Swagman.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Berrima, Rick Rutherford's Country, Captain Chocolate, Southern Highlands Welcome Centre, Bridget Kennedy Project Space
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
days
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 25th (Thu), tee off at Bonville Golf Resort, then look for gifts at The Yellow Shed, and then stroll through Diggers beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

The Yellow Shed
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Bonville Golf Resort ©
Bonville Golf Resort
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
days
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 27th (Sat), stop by Maleny Cheese, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, then take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park, and finally stop by Podie Pie. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at The Caloundra Street Fair, buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Maleny trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Maleny in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Maleny, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

#Shopping, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Caloundra Street Fair, Kawana Shoppingworld, Podie Pie
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Maleny Cheese ©
Maleny Cheese
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Kawana Shoppingworld ©
Kawana Shoppingworld

2
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolum Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Boardwalk Boat Hire, then look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, then admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Noosa online attractions planner .

Getting from Maleny to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Marcoola Beach, Noosa Botanic Gardens
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Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park
Boardwalk Boat Hire ©
Boardwalk Boat Hire
Belmondos Organic Market ©
Belmondos Organic Market

3
days
Cairns

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.
Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore hidden gems such as Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Babinda Boulders. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip tool .

Getting from Noosa to Cairns by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Babinda Boulders, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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