17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Yulara
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online visit planner .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Brisbane at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore
Newstead House ©
Newstead House

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Coogee Beach, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yulara tour builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Yulara in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Yulara to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Perth.

Things to do in Yulara

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, and then explore the activities along Swan River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then stroll through Scarborough Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Perth online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yulara to Perth in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yulara in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Fremantle Markets, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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