17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Brisbane
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 15​min
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Brisbane

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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 25th (Mon), snap pictures at Story Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at City Hall and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast planning tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Leura.

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

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day
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at The Nook, stop by Teddy Sinclair, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Leura dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Nook ©
The Nook

1
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Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst, learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, look for gifts at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, then learn about winemaking at Thorn-Clarke Wines, and finally stop by Doddridge Blacksmith Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tanunda itinerary planner .

Getting from Leura to Tanunda by car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Leura in July: highs in Tanunda hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Warrnambool.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Angaston
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop ©
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

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 6th (Fri): stroll through Logan's Beach, make a trip to The Grotto, and then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip maker site .

Drive from Tanunda to Warrnambool in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Port Fairy
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday website .

You can fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally hunt for treasures at Evandale Market. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and finally stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online day trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for little chillier nights in Launceston, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House, Evandale Market, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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