17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Noumea, Grand Terre
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Noumea, Grand Terre

1
night
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 21st (Sat), pick up some local products at Willunga Farmers Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Catholic Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Penguin Centre and then examine the collection at South Australia Whale Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victor Harbor itinerary maker .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Victor Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Noumea to Victor Harbor. In April in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Willunga Farmers Market, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Willunga Farmers Market ©
Willunga Farmers Market
St Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St Joseph's Catholic Church

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 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Port Adelaide Uniting Church, and then make a trip to Rundle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide itinerary planner .

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Adelaide Uniting Church, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Family-friendly places like Warrandyte State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and look for gifts at Readings Book Shop.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial and then identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canberra route builder tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Clovelly will thrill your kids. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online tour builder .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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