17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Jeddah

3
nights
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 Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and buy something for everyone on your list at Southgate Melbourne.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary tool .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Melbourne is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Myall Beach. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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