17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Beechworth
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cape Otway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Torquay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Stanwell Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Singapore

1
day
Canberra

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead, then sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Canberra Centre.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Canberra trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Canberra is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Canberra to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Canberra

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Breweries

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Tortured Gum Brewery
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Spas & Wellness

1
day
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Murray Breweries Beechworth, then look for gifts at Red Ramia Trading, then relax in the rural setting at Pumpkin Seeds Australia, and finally explore the activities along Lake Sambell Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beechworth vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Beechworth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Beechworth

#Shopping, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trip

Myrtleford
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Red Ramia Trading ©
Red Ramia Trading
Amulet Vineyard ©
Amulet Vineyard
Lake Sambell Reserve ©
Lake Sambell Reserve

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beechworth to Port Campbell takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Childer's Cove
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

2
days
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Triplet Falls and then kick back and relax at Johanna Beach.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Otway trip app .

Drive from Port Campbell to Cape Otway in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cape Otway

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Johanna Beach
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

1
day
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, and then look for gifts at The Mill Markets.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Torquay travel planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Otway to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanwell Park.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Barwon Heads, The Mill Markets
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The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

1
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Stanwell Park

Stanwell Park ©
Stanwell Park is a picturesque coastal village and northern suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Killalea State Park and then look for gifts at Stockland Shellharbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stanwell Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Torquay to Stanwell Park with the Route module. Traveling from Torquay in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Stanwell Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Stanwell Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Shell Cove, Stockland Shellharbour, HARS Aviation Museum
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Killalea State Park ©
Killalea State Park
Stockland Shellharbour ©
Stockland Shellharbour

1
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. To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leura attractions website .

Traveling by car from Stanwell Park to Leura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Sydney to go to Glenworth Valley and see Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

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 24th (Mon): stroll through Safety Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and finally don't miss a visit to Lygon Street.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Safety Beach
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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