17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

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hours
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip planning app .

Hamburg, Germany to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 21st (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To plan Port Douglas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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