17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth day trip planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Perth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and then don't miss a visit to Uluru.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane sightseeing website .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Fraser Island Great Walk and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, and then don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island attractions site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk

1
night
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 11th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by With Sugar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in July since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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