17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Melbourne Central and FortyFiveDownstairs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, buy something for everyone on your list at Southgate Melbourne, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning app .

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hyderabad in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at 13th Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Torquay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, browse for treasures at Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Torquay to Blue Mountains National Park. In March in Blue Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques
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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country
Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques ©
Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques

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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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre, stop by The Treat Shop, then buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Helensvale, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre, The Treat Shop
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at With Sugar, take in the exciting artwork at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and finally browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, then make a trip to Freshwater Station, then explore the galleries of Village Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Doongal Aboriginal Art ©
Doongal Aboriginal Art

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