17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hangzhou
taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  16​h 30​min
End: Hangzhou

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and 13th Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Degraves Street. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder tool .

Hangzhou, China to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hangzhou to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hangzhou, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

4
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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Rocks Markets and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by DUX Collection Sydney, and view the masterpieces at Billich Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: choose your vessel at Airlie Boat Hire, kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography.

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Getting from Sydney to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Henderson Gallery, then take a stroll through West End, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and finally kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Workshops Rail Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in February since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, The Workshops Rail Museum
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip app .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 26th (Tue), take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St and then look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Gold Coast in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St

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