17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
End: Perth

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop (in Berrima), Katoomba (Gallery One88, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Escape the urban bustle at Maria Island National Park and Seven Mile Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Museum of Old and New Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Eaglehawk Neck (Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site & Fortescue Bay), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, and look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Hobart attractions app .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Museum of Old and New Art, The Sensory Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Gallery of Ballarat and Stony Creek Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Geelong (Eastern Beach Reserve & National Wool Museum), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Lake Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Geelong, Ballarat
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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