17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Cann River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orbost
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Traralgon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 1 night
End: Sydney


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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brett Whiteley Studio and The Rocks Markets. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Gallery One88, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, & more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, look for gifts at Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Tomakin Beach, see the interesting displays at The Old Courthouse Museum, then kick back and relax at Broulee Island Walk, and finally browse the fresh offerings at SAGE Farmers Market.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Batemans Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Batemans Bay in 4 hours. June in Batemans Bay sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tomakin Beach, SAGE Farmers Market, Broulee Island Walk
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Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Broulee Island Walk ©
Broulee Island Walk
The Old Courthouse Museum ©
The Old Courthouse Museum

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Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands, and then get curious at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Merimbula trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Merimbula in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Merimbula are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Orbost.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panboola Wetlands, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
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Panboola Wetlands ©
Panboola Wetlands

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Cann River

Cann River
Cann River is a town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia. To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cann River trip planner .

You can drive from Merimbula to Cann River in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cann River are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll set off for Orbost on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Cann River

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Orbost

Orbost ©
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Youngs Creek Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Snowy River Marlo.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orbost itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Cann River to Orbost takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Orbost

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Snowy River Marlo
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Youngs Creek Falls ©
Youngs Creek Falls

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Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Anderson Inlet, examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, then stop by Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Orbost to Bairnsdale takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in June, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Traralgon.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Anderson Inlet, Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography
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Anderson Inlet ©
Anderson Inlet
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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Traralgon

Traralgon ©
Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Traralgon travel planner .

Drive from Bairnsdale to Traralgon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in June, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Traralgon

Historic Sites
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St Michael's Church ©
St Michael's Church

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne online day trip planner .

Getting from Bairnsdale to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Murray River Trail and then appreciate the history behind Monument Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albury online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Albury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Albury are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Monument Hill ©
Monument Hill

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of ACT Baha'i Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Albury to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Albury in July, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Sydney

Sydney ©
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You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums
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Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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