17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Bondi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Explore hidden gems such as Surfers Point and Bunker Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Injidup Beach and Back Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Sugarloaf Rock in Cape Naturaliste (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Margaret River Venison Farm, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Margaret River is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste, Redgate Wines, Injidup Beach, Back Beach, Surfers Point
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Melbourne takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Brighton Beach
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Tamarama Beach, kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sam Fiszman Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bondi trip itinerary maker tool .

Bondi is just a stone's throw from Sydney. January in Bondi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bondi

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronte Beach
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Sam Fiszman Park ©
Sam Fiszman Park
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, then tour the water at your own pace with Charter Yachts Australia, and then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bondi to Airlie Beach. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bondi in January since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island vacation builder website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 17th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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