17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Adelaide are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, beaches, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in July, with highs in Darwin at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

4
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: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Brisbane in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Brisbane is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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

Similar Plans

21 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Perth & Darwin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans