17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Austin
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  28​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
St Kilda
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Leasingham
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Austin

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Above & Below Photography and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. On the 2nd (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. It doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach driving holiday planning tool .

Austin, USA to Airlie Beach is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Austin to Airlie Beach. Traveling from Austin in March, you will find days in Airlie Beach are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are much warmer (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Thomgallery, then look for gifts at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, then head outdoors with Watersports Guru, and finally view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then stroll through Lennox Head Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Head Beach.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Byron Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in March, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Beach
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and then stroll through Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Bellingen Community Markets, then look for gifts at The Woodcraft Gallery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour tour website .

Drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellingen, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
The Woodcraft Gallery ©
The Woodcraft Gallery

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then stroll through Elwood Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St Kilda trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Coffs Harbour to St Kilda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and tram; or drive. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in March, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in St Kilda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elwood Beach, Brighton Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, then browse the fresh offerings at Harvest the Fleurieu, and finally view the masterpieces at Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then explore the galleries of Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery, then take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and finally look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

Plan trip to Adelaide with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Leasingham.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Primo Estate, Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, Aldinga Beach, Harvest the Fleurieu
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

1
night
Leasingham

Leasingham ©
On the 11th (Wed), do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines, do a tasting at Pikes Wines, then learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Leasingham road trip planning site .

Getting from Adelaide to Leasingham by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Leasingham

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Paulett Wines
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Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Pikes Wines ©
Pikes Wines

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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leasingham to Sydney. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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