17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Manly
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
Mosman
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Myrtleford
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Minneapolis

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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-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 Minneapolis to Sydney is 16 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 81°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manly.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Manly

Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Shelly Beach.

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Manly is very close to Sydney. December in Manly sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mosman.

Things to do in Manly

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

1
day
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
On the 25th (Tue), meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, then trek along Parsley Bay Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mosman itinerary website .

Mosman is just a stone's throw from Manly. In December in Mosman, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Myrtleford.

Things to do in Mosman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parsley Bay Reserve
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Parsley Bay Reserve ©
Parsley Bay Reserve

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day
Myrtleford

Myrtleford ©
On the 26th (Wed), stop by Red Ramia Trading, do a tasting at Michelini Wines, experience rural life at Bright Berry Farms, then relax in the rural setting at Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm, and finally experience rural life at Pumpkin Seeds Australia.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtleford route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mosman to Myrtleford. Traveling from Mosman in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Myrtleford, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Myrtleford

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trips

Bright Berry Farms, Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm
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Bright Berry Farms ©
Bright Berry Farms
Red Ramia Trading ©
Red Ramia Trading
Michelini Wines ©
Michelini Wines

1
day
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Maroondah Reservoir Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Healesville Sanctuary, and then sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Healesville trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Myrtleford to Healesville takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Myrtleford in December: highs in Healesville hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Maroondah Reservoir Park ©
Maroondah Reservoir Park
Four Pillars Distillery ©
Four Pillars Distillery

2
days
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to The Grotto, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, then do a tasting at Basalt Wines, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip site .

Traveling by car from Healesville to Warrnambool takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Basalt Wines, Griffiths Island, The Grotto
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder .

Fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
days
Hobart

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for little chillier days in Hobart, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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