17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Justice & Police Museum and St. Peter's Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 17th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, Adelaide is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fremantle History Walking Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

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You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Fremantle History Walking Tour ©
Fremantle History Walking Tour

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