17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: George
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: George

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): do a tasting at Rockford Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, and then do a tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, then learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, and then kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip planning site .

George, South Africa to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, Rockford Winery, Gorge Wildlife Park, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Henley Beach
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick back and relax at Altona Beach.

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Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rippon Lea Estate, Altona Beach
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Altona Beach ©
Altona Beach
Rippon Lea Estate ©
Rippon Lea Estate

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Beach and Bronte Beach. Relax by the water at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Coogee Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Pulpit Rock Lookout). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Palm Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bronte Beach
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Natural Bridge (in Springbrook), Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, wander the streets of West End, get your game on at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Moffat Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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