17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, stroll through Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

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

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns online attractions planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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