17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

1
night
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 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. In November, Brisbane is warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

4
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 Museum and Melbourne Central are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines or Degraves Street. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Coffee Works, then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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