17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

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

Route & dates

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  16​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Colombo

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Kalleske Wines (in Greenock) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and take in the exciting artwork at Hans Heysen Art Studio.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker tool .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Adelaide is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Colombo to Adelaide. Traveling from Colombo in September, expect Adelaide to be colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Kalleske Wines
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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: stroll around South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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

5
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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

Similar Plans

19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Sydney & Katoomba BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Melbourne & Adelaide BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Adelaide BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Brisbane & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans