17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
End: Brisbane

3
nights
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Kilda Beach, Luna Park Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

St Kilda
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Luna Park Melbourne ©
Luna Park Melbourne
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and admire the masterpieces at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
See even more of Brisbane: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Tours Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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