17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
foot + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Warsaw

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney journey maker tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Warsaw to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in January, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
day
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 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and finally snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance capture your imagination. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Alice Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Coffee Works). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in February, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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