17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Remo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Eden
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
6
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
car:  4​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Adelaide
— 2 nights
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): browse the different shops at Adelaide Arcade. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Henley Beach, then stroll through River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and then take a stroll through North Terrace.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Semaphore Beach, Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach
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River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Semaphore Beach ©
Semaphore Beach

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 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

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Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Remo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
San Remo

San Remo ©
San Remo is a town in southern Victoria, Australia in the Gippsland region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get outside with San Remo Fisherman's Co-op and Pelican Parade.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Remo online visit planner .

Getting from Melbourne to San Remo by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Remo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in San Remo

Outdoors Museums
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The Goldsmith's Gallery ©
The Goldsmith's Gallery

2
nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance trip planner .

You can drive from San Remo to Lakes Entrance in 4 hours. In January in Lakes Entrance, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Eden.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes

2
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a coastal town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get curious at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at On the Perch, and then identify plant and animal life at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Panboola Wetlands, and then kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eden route planning site .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Eden in 3 hours. January in Eden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Pambula Beach, Short Point Recreation Reserve, On the Perch, Panboola Wetlands
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Panboola Wetlands ©
Panboola Wetlands

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Callala Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abrahams Bosom Reserve, then kick back and relax at Blenheim Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenfield Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay journey maker tool .

Take a bus from Eden to Jervis Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Callala Beach
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Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take a stroll through Rundle Street East, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Adelaide. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Rundle Street East ©
Rundle Street East

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